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#1 Phluphy OFFLINE  

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Posted July 03, 2015 - 04:33 PM

Knew the switch was bad when this was purchased, no problem, a small screw driver in the slot would turn it enough to start the motor and turn it off.
Today I finally got a new switch. The dealer checked the Sears number, STD365402, crossed it with their parts numbers and said it was the right one.
Got it home, plugged it in...nothing. Compared the pin markings on back of switches...the same.
Plugged the old one back in, inserted screwdriver to turn...it worked.
Read the invoice, it states Murray. Google brings up a switch that also states Murray, Craftsman and numerous others.
The store will not be open until Monday but I will have no transportation until a week from now.
Any suggestions to help me with this situation will be greatly appreciated.

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Posted July 03, 2015 - 04:51 PM

Are the terminals labeled like in my listing?

https://bolenspartsa...-free-shipping/

 

That switch part number you gave also crosses to that Bolens #


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#3 Phluphy OFFLINE  

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Posted July 04, 2015 - 12:08 AM

Yepper, same letters.  And, the backs of both the old switch and new one are labeled the same, which is where the confusion begins.



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Posted July 04, 2015 - 05:20 AM

New defective.
We see it all the time with new appliance parts.

Either that or an intermittent wire connection that just happens at the wrong time, but I'd bet on new def.

Sounds like you may be using that old switch for a few more days.

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Posted July 04, 2015 - 10:21 AM

New doesn't equate to good, more true every day.



#6 Phluphy OFFLINE  

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Posted July 05, 2015 - 09:39 AM

Not using the old switch.  Was a test to see if something had been missed.  It starts by turning the key on and jumping the solenoid terminals and shuts off with the key.  Another problem noticed, albeit the mower parts have been removed, the front (deck drive) PTO doesn't engage.  Thinking MH81 is spot on with his assessment.  Taking it back.

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