Question about John Deere Starter Tractor Lx188 Kawasaki Engine

1 Answer

Wiring harness JD LX188 Kawasaki 17 hp liquid cooled engine with hydrostatic transmission. While snow blowing, tractor engine running, it stopped moving. Pushed into garage. Now when start and release foot lever, hear clanging / grinding noise and still won't move. Also found disconnected end at front of tractor coming from wire harness by battery. Does not fit headlight plug (also disconnected). Help please

Posted by on


1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points


    An expert that got 20 achievements.


    An expert that got 10 achievements.


    An expert that got 5 achievements.

  • John Deere Master
  • 2,760 Answers

Look underneath did drive belt snap in two , rear has white plastic fan on top of it that should be rotating with engine running if not yep you broke a belt , don't know about wire could it be from front PTO they are electric so it will need a wire ,one possibility is that drive belt broke slapped front PTO and broke off wire , that musta been some snow your pushin ooh and a reminder never push a hydrostatic drive tractor without pump turning it will dammage it

Posted on May 17, 2014


6 Suggested Answers

  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of.(from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones)
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

  • 1 Answer

SOURCE: JD mower-only one coil firing

I just switched the coils around. The other cylinder went dead, so I knew I had a bad coil. Replaced the coil and mower runs great.

Posted on May 15, 2009

  • 169 Answers

SOURCE: I have a five year old JD L110 garden tractor that

need to ohm out the clutch....clutch ohms are 2-4 ohms anything less will blow the fuse due to it being shorted out,,,,,takes less than a min to find out with a multi meter

hope this helps

Posted on Nov 21, 2009

  • 146 Answers

SOURCE: JD 3320 tractor with error code 57

From what I can find, that is a 'timeout' error indicating the expected signals from the hydrostatic transmission are not being received. That would suggest that some of the wiring is still not repaired. Could it be the nice doggie pulled out a connector partially and you didn't notice? Make sure all connectors are firmly seated.
Some have seen this error code occur for the simple reason that the battery voltage was borderline low -- those computers are sensitive. So before you take it to the dealer, put the battery on a charger overnight to see if that resolves it.
Hope this helps. If so, please rate my solutions, thanks and good luck!

Posted on Jun 09, 2010

  • 1627 Answers

SOURCE: i got a jd 318 the battery light is coming on and

Locate the plug on the right side of the engine that comes out from under the engine cover and also the regulator that bolts to the engine top cover on the top right side,held in with a bolt that take 10 mm wrench.The problem is usually burnt wire end in the plug or the regulator it's self has to be repaired or replaced.

Posted on Jul 30, 2010

  • 5370 Answers

SOURCE: jd 318 tractor won't start

yes it matters.Take note of which color was on which tab.If you connect new solenoid, like how the old solenoid wires were connected.Then only it will work.Otherwise it will not work.--- Locate the positive wire that connects the solenoid with the starter. It will be virtually the only wire that runs from the solenoid to the starter post. One wire goes to battery the negative wire and other goes to ignition switch. ----------------

The red wire from the circuit breaker goes to terminal "B" of the ignition switch. On your tractor there should also be a light green wire in this terminal. Terminal "S1" should have the single purple wire that goes to the coil of the solenoid, Terminal "S2" should get the purple wire and the purple/black wire. ------------
This will help.Thanks.Helpmech.

Posted on May 11, 2011

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add



Related Questions:

2 Answers

How to change dive pulley for 944602660?

This is likely due to a worn and slipping belt. Replacing the belt should solve the problem

Aug 03, 2014 | Craftsman 20 hp 42 in. Deck Lawn Tractor -...

1 Answer

John deere lx188 48 deck belt size

Contact John Deere directly to inquire about belt size.

May 26, 2017 | John Deere Starter Tractor Lx188 Kawasaki...

3 Answers


Your engine per John Deere is a Kawasaki FH500V

Here is the service manual (3.58 Mb pdf file) This should get you going again.

Jan 23, 2010 | Garden

1 Answer

Blowing fuses

try unplugging the pto, starting the mower and then engaging the blades. If it still blows a fuse the problem lies in the mowers wiring. If not the problem is the pto. Hope this helps

Jul 13, 2009 | Husqvarna Lawn Tractor 48" Deck, 23 Hp,...

Not finding what you are looking for?
John Deere Starter Tractor Lx188 Kawasaki Engine Logo

194 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top John Deere Garden Experts

Phil Walker
Phil Walker

Level 3 Expert

608 Answers

Tim Whalen

Level 3 Expert

3074 Answers

Matt Olenzek
Matt Olenzek

Level 2 Expert

297 Answers

Are you a John Deere Garden Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides