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#1 coinman66 OFFLINE  

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Posted August 24, 2015 - 02:08 PM

What are bad solenoid symptoms on a 214 model? Doesn't make any noise at all when trying to start? If I jump across solenoid and it does nothing, what's that mean?

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Posted August 24, 2015 - 02:59 PM

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Posted August 24, 2015 - 04:33 PM

Are you sure the battery is good?  If you jump across the solenoid and get nothing I would suspect the battery.



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Posted August 24, 2015 - 05:00 PM

Are you sure the battery is good?  If you jump across the solenoid and get nothing I would suspect the battery.


Update: cleaned cables and it will turn engine over by jumping solenoid. No spark at plug and won't turn over with ignition key?
Help! Lol I suck at wiring

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Posted August 24, 2015 - 07:32 PM

Could be a safety switch--pto--seat--neutral--key switch 

Put a test light between the small terminal on solenoid and negative terminal on battery and turn key to start if light lights up you can rule out the above remember you have to be setting on the seat to do this , so a helper comes in handy. 



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Posted August 24, 2015 - 07:38 PM

I'm thinking of three potential problem areas.  1. Solenoid  2. Ignition switch  3. Safety switch

 

Do you have a voltmeter? If you do, see if you have 12 volts applied to the solenoid with the starter ignition switch turned on.  If you have 12 volts to the solenoid, then the solenoid may be bad.  If you don't have 12 volts then the ignition switch may be bad or there may be a safety switch somewhere that's not working or needs adjusting.  I would suspect a safety switch before the ignition switch.  A wiring diagram for your tractor would really help in tracking down safety switches.  GTT has a "manuals" section available for download so I would check that if you don't have an owners manual available.  Good luck and don't go replacing parts until you have checked them and verified that they're bad.



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Posted August 24, 2015 - 07:42 PM

Safety switches are bypassed.

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Posted August 25, 2015 - 09:17 AM

I would say it is the ignition switch - pull that connector and clean the connectors on both sides.  The ignition switch feeds power to the coil.  



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Posted August 26, 2015 - 07:31 PM

Is this how to bypass safety switches? Taped the 2 purple ones together (neutral safety switch) and put a jumper wire across 2 pink wires which is the (PTO safety switch). Is this correct just to see if it will start?

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Posted August 26, 2015 - 07:34 PM

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