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No power to fuel shutdown solenoid when cranking or key on

Tractor was running great, plowing snow, when it just died out. Crank/no start. Checked power to solenoid,nothing. Ran a temporary hot wire to the white wire of solenoid and, with wife cranking it over, I touched power to red wire and she fired right up. Got it back to the shed. I have no schematic, but I'm thinking its a safety switch?

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  • tugsdad Jan 29, 2009

    Sorry I didn't respond sooner. Went away for a while, Just returned home. I'had already checked fuel system and electrical as far as i could. While tracing wiring, I have come to the conclusion that the glow plug relay also plays a role in power to the fuel solenoid. I have ordered a new relay. Will post my results.



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