Need a starter selonoid for my 1655
Posted December 09, 2015 - 11:14 PM
Posted December 10, 2015 - 06:04 AM
Welcome aboard to the greatest site I've found. I have a few 1655's. You should post some pics of yours. As for solenoids, I just get mine from an auto parts store. Not sure of a part #, but it's one from a 80's and 90's ford vehicle. Hope this helps you out.
Edited by limebuzz, December 10, 2015 - 11:59 AM.
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Posted December 10, 2015 - 07:04 AM
Welcome to the forum! What does it look like? The MF folks will be around and may have a substitute for you.
Posted December 10, 2015 - 08:19 AM
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Posted December 10, 2015 - 08:31 AM
I use a generic lawn and garden one from my Ace hardware store. Think it comes from parts tree or similar type place. I can also get same kind at local auto parts store, looks like same one. Couple diff ways to hook it up. some need ground wire which it comes with, and others don't. Instructions in the kit. I've been getting these for my Speedex tractors with Briggs, even tho they didn't have one when built and put all the battery power thru the key switch. They don't last and smoke comes out of them and they quit working. Too much current to put thru a key switch, so I change to the selinoid and diff key switch then.
Posted December 10, 2015 - 03:22 PM
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Posted December 10, 2015 - 04:18 PM
That's the style I run on my tractors.
Posted December 10, 2015 - 06:56 PM
Had the wife stop on the way and grab another of the same and installed it. Turned the key and nothing! I double, then triple checked everything. I got the test light out and then the multimeter...determined the solenoid was bad. I removed the solenoid from the tractor and bench tested it, sure enough...JUNK!!!
Tomorrow morning I am taking a 40 year old solenoid off of one of my 8N parts tractors, I'll probably have better luck than this new China crap.
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Posted December 10, 2015 - 07:16 PM
Sorry to hear about your luck. That's always a kick in the pants when new parts are wrong or defective