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#1 eljw24 OFFLINE  


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Posted August 22, 2011 - 08:29 AM

Hey y'all.
I went to cut my grass for the first time since buying it privately a week ago. It drove into the shed with no problems that day but this weekend it wouldn't start. I tried to jump the battery to the starter solenoid, no sparks or anything, so I jumped it with my car. When I turned it off to cool down it would'nt restart.

My question is, how do I tell if its the battery or the charging system?


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Posted August 22, 2011 - 10:28 AM

Welcome to GTTAlk. The fact that it started when boosted means that you have a dead battery. The question is this. Is the battery bad or is the charging system not working. I would try to charge the battery and see if it will hold a charge. If you can prove the battery is good then the charging system is the culprit. I would check the wiring to make sure the connections from the charging system are good. Also make sure you have a good connection from the battery- terminal to the engine chassis. Look for any fuses that might be blown. Let us know what you find.

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Posted August 22, 2011 - 12:22 PM

We have the tech manual in our manuals section here: LT Series Technical Manual TM1695 - Manuals - Garden Tractor Talk - Forums

There are wiring diagrams and schematics in the manual with some basic trouble shooting information. Also, you will find in our manuals section an operator's manual for these LTs.

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Posted August 22, 2011 - 12:43 PM

Thanks Tmo, I downloaded both those manuals but haven't been able to read them yet.