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#1 WHdbJD OFFLINE  

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Posted January 24, 2016 - 08:32 PM

Ok, so I went out to start my JD 430 today, and NOTHING.  Dash lights lite up, but does

not crank, no clicks , no spin. New battery, fully charged.  Give me a hint here, where to

look....maybe this is karma from all the times I laughed at  Craigs List "ran when parked"?


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Posted January 24, 2016 - 08:38 PM

It is probably a safety switch not engaged. Is it in the gear for starting? Do you need to step on the clutch or brake? Do you need to sit on the seat? Check the manual. It happens to me because each newer tractor is different. Makes me appreciate the older(and riskier) tractors. Good Luck, Rick

 

Or a bad connection.


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Posted January 24, 2016 - 08:42 PM

If I remember right, (location in question) there is a breaker switch on the upper right side of the dash tower.  If it has tripped, it won't do anything.  If my kill solenoid gets out of adjustment, it will trip this switch every time.


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Posted January 24, 2016 - 08:42 PM

Ignition switch, solenoid, or the wiring in between for a start (pun intended). Actually if you have a manual with the diagram of the starting circuit you could trace that through to find the fault. If no diagram, then start at the starter (I did it again)  and work your way back until you find the problem. Safety switches are a good bet, as well as the solenoid itself. I always look for burnt, or broken/disconnected wires when doing a quick scan for problems like this. 


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Posted January 24, 2016 - 08:54 PM

It is probably a safety switch not engaged. Is it in the gear for starting? Do you need to step on the clutch or brake? Do you need to sit on the seat? Check the manual. It happens to me because each newer tractor is different. Makes me appreciate the older(and riskier) tractors. Good Luck, Rick

 

Or a bad connection.

May have been riskier back then but the mfg's. didn't have to protect us from our stupidity and lawyers either.  Common sense still goes a long ways.


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Posted January 24, 2016 - 09:02 PM

Wow, thanks! 4 replies in just over 20 minutes!  I'll go out tomorrow with my meter and check those

safety switches. I had just been bragging to my son about how good it ran , took him out to see

and it wouldn't start!!.. :wallbanging:



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Posted January 24, 2016 - 09:09 PM

Your problem is the bragging, that always gets me! I tell the wife, come see this, she comes out, and I look stupid. Yep that's the common cause.
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Posted January 24, 2016 - 09:23 PM

Wow, thanks! 4 replies in just over 20 minutes!  I'll go out tomorrow with my meter and check those

safety switches. I had just been bragging to my son about how good it ran , took him out to see

and it wouldn't start!!.. :wallbanging:

First check to see if the reset button has tripped I posted about.  Just a small white button that will be popped out if it tripped.  Push it in and go if that's your problem.  Hope it is, as it's so easy!



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Posted January 24, 2016 - 10:35 PM

Your problem is the bragging, that always gets me! I tell the wife, come see this, she comes out, and I look stupid. Yep that's the common cause.

There might be something to that, in fact I know it came back to bite me this week.

Ford 1500 would not start! realized I had depended on gs stations claim of blended fuel and failed to put power service in last can I bought.

Cost me an hour pouring 911 in, changing fuel filter and bleeding pump and injector lines  to get it going in 25 degree weather.

I had bragged I had only had jelling once on 4 yrs??


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Posted January 24, 2016 - 10:57 PM

Jump the starter put your positive on the stud and ground to the frame if it works you'll know it isn't the starter

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Posted January 25, 2016 - 08:58 AM

Blown fuse?



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Posted January 26, 2016 - 12:41 PM

If the dash lights go out when you hit the starter, check the battery cables. Not just connections to the posts, but also connections between the wires and the clamp. I've seen a rash of these with bad connections this past year.



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Posted January 29, 2016 - 08:04 PM

Thanks for all the feedback! Got her running now, traced the problem to a faulty PTO switch.






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