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#1 sweetrideLX178 OFFLINE  

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Posted February 22, 2015 - 12:32 PM

Hi all,

 

Just a quick question.  I have a JD LX178 that has issues starting.  A whack or two of the starter solenoid with a hammer usually gets it going.  Can I replace the solenoid only without messing with the starter? I have removed the 4 bolts but find the solenoid is still reluctant to pull free at the top.

 

Thanks,

 

Dave



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Posted February 22, 2015 - 05:38 PM

Welcome to GTTalk. Those LX tractors are well built mowers. I think those solenoids can be replaced as a separate part. The starter can be disassembled to check the brushes etc. Check the jdparts website and do a model no. search to bring up the parts diagrams. That will give you part numbers and may show you how to disassemble it but sometimes the parts lists are no help with that.  


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Posted February 24, 2015 - 02:42 PM

Yes, those solenoids are replaceable. remove the bolts retaining the solenoid.There may be a sealer (to keep water from getting into the starter) holding tight. The replacement John Deere part number should be AM131493. there will be a cross reference to after-market parts-good luck   


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Posted February 25, 2015 - 05:58 PM

Thanks JDBrian & welder12556 for the replies! I have loosened all the bolts and it is still reluctant to pull free.  I am just concerned that plastic "T" (at the top of the solenoid that can compress) is somehow attached inside the starter. I have not had a chance to explore more but can hopefully get @ it this Saturday.  Thanks again!



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Posted February 25, 2015 - 08:06 PM

There may be more info out there if you search for the Kawi engine model no.  






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