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john deere 210 from 1978 in need of help

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#1 zadock OFFLINE  

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Posted May 18, 2016 - 07:13 AM

I need help with my riding mower all it needs is new belts and i have a friend who can help with that problem is i can even start it because i dont know how i cant even find a manual online can anyone help it has choke pull next to the throttle if that helps any and if i could see a diagram it would be even more helpful thank you

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Posted May 18, 2016 - 07:38 AM

:wave: Welcome to the forum! Folks will be along to help shortly.

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Posted May 18, 2016 - 07:46 AM

:welcometogttalk: Elaborate on "don't know how to start" :camera:

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Posted May 18, 2016 - 08:10 AM

Welcome to GTT. I have a JD210. I haven't found a manual in 10 years. It is a normal starting tractor. Check the oil, gas, and that there is no debris blocking the cooling fins of the engine. Pull the choke out (when the engine is cold starting). Sit in the seat. Push the throttle halfway. Step on the clutch, put the trany in neutral, and turn the key to start. Once the engine starts, let off the key and it should return to the "run" position. Turn off the choke part way. After a minute of running push the choke off. Don't spin the engine more than 15 seconds without giving it a 2 minute rest. Let us know how you make out. Good Luck, Rick

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Posted May 18, 2016 - 10:33 AM

If you have a manual PTO the level needs to be in the off position ( down)

If you have a electric PTO it also needs to be off

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Posted May 18, 2016 - 01:25 PM

The neutral safety switch on these are touchy. Be sure the transmission lever is centered, then lift slightly when attempting to start.
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