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#1 johnpamac OFFLINE  

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Posted May 11, 2016 - 03:59 PM

Just bought 2 Ariens GT20's and having electrical issue with one.  When I try to engage either front or rear pto the tractor shuts off.  The switch at the shifter works, as does the switch on the seat.  Any direction as to what I should be looking for?



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Posted May 11, 2016 - 04:05 PM

Check the seat switch relay

Edited by Gillis.jim, May 11, 2016 - 04:15 PM.


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Posted May 11, 2016 - 04:13 PM

Not knowing the condition of the tractor, is there a chance that they corroded or seized up? Good chance the seat switch failed since it is happening on the front and rear.

Edited by shorty, May 11, 2016 - 04:14 PM.

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Posted May 11, 2016 - 04:45 PM

There's a lot more that just a few switches and relays involved.
I'm going to suggest going through the electrical troubleshooting portion of the manual and an electrical schematic for that model. Before forking out $90 for a new time delay module. Unless your handy with a soldering iron. Then I'll reference my diy time delay and you can build one yourself.
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Posted May 11, 2016 - 05:33 PM

There's a lot more that just a few switches and relays involved.
I'm going to suggest going through the electrical troubleshooting portion of the manual and an electrical schematic for that model. Before forking out $90 for a new time delay module. Unless your handy with a soldering iron. Then I'll reference my diy time delay and you can build one yourself.

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Posted May 11, 2016 - 05:50 PM

http://gardentractor...y/?fromsearch=1
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#7 johnpamac OFFLINE  

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Posted May 11, 2016 - 06:30 PM

What's the method to checking seat relay? We have other Ariens but they have all been bypassed and I am not going to do that, this one is for my son to mow yards



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Posted May 11, 2016 - 07:03 PM

Mine were bypassed when I got them too. I think it is a closed circuit so unplugging the switch and use a jumper wire. That is the easiest way I know to do a quick diagnoses.

Edited by shorty, May 11, 2016 - 07:05 PM.

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Posted May 11, 2016 - 07:11 PM

 

I just looked at the ignition switch and noticed that at one point a wire did short.  There is a single pole connecter and a 5 pole connecter for the ignition switch.  A wire from the group of 5 is scorched.  Would a faulty ignition switch give me this issue?

 


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Posted May 11, 2016 - 07:19 PM

Starting on page 19 is the electrical, Starting on page 52 is the electrical troubleshooting
http://apache.ariens...als/000127A.pdf

My ignition switch fix
http://gardentractor...s/?fromsearch=1
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Posted May 17, 2016 - 06:20 PM

I was not able to track down the issue but I dropped tractor off to be looked at. When i get it back I will report back.


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Posted May 17, 2016 - 08:54 PM

I was not able to track down the issue but I dropped tractor off to be looked at. When i get it back I will report back.

NOOOOO...say it aint so!!!!


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Posted May 22, 2016 - 09:46 AM

OK GT 20 is fixed.  Both PTO diodes were burned out along with the ignition switch. Great Ariens shop near me took care of it


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