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#1 Wm McNett OFFLINE  

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Posted June 17, 2015 - 05:36 PM

Who makes a good 6 terminal ignition switch?
The one I bought off Jacks using the Ariens part number 2 years ago started giving me fits last year.
Figured out the offset "I" terminal that powers the coil is not supplying power in start.
Today I noticed it was loose and if I hold it just right it will supply power in start.

GT19 Kohler KT19 series II battery points ignition.


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Posted June 17, 2015 - 05:46 PM

Whats the part number you got?

Almost all ignition switches are made by the same company (Indak)



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Posted June 18, 2015 - 08:53 AM

Ariens 53123700


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Posted June 18, 2015 - 09:00 AM

Its just a regular indak, could have been a rare defect.

No matter where you buy from they all use indak as their supplier for this part


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Posted June 19, 2015 - 06:59 AM

$40+ later I ordered another one, then tore mine apart re-staked the "I" terminal, bent the plate that connects to it a little and re-assembled it. We'll see how it goes after yesterdays rain gets burned off ;)


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Posted December 12, 2016 - 05:36 PM

Broke down and installed my new switch afer it snowed, the neighbor has been mowing so I haven't needed it.
Needless to say, same issue, no power to the coil during cranking.
I'm going to guess the diode on the battery terminal is burned out.
I have a few larger ones in my box of electronic stuff, some Packard 56 terminals, connectors, Delphi chimpers, and heat shrink tube so I'll build another one and swap it out.

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Posted December 13, 2016 - 06:49 AM

Very frustrating when new parts don't work like they should. I wired in a push button start when my switch went bad. Not a perfect fix, but it gets the job done.

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Posted December 13, 2016 - 12:23 PM

New dual 6 amp 400 volt diode assembly, just needs a little insulation

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I order a few more doides from allelectronics.
I can make them for a 1/10 of what the Ariens part costs.

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Posted December 13, 2016 - 01:23 PM

I would think those buggers ought to do the job.  :D


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Posted December 14, 2016 - 02:24 PM

Here's my original

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Which is a IN5404 = 3 amp 400 volt

With my meter, I have continuity in both directions. I would have assumed that it would read open.

I looked up the new Ariens part and you can see they used 2 that are huge, similar to what I have now.

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Posted August 03, 2017 - 11:54 PM

Ariens ​pn 53123700 ignition switch replacement is a STENS 430-954, cost is 1/3 Ariens' price.

Bought one for $15.00 for my GT-17; works fine.



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Posted August 04, 2017 - 12:11 PM

Response to an old Post but I'm glad you did cuz I have 2 that I am working on right now with wiring and switch issues and know that on the gt19 at least I will need an ignition switch for it




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