Question about John Deere Garden
Ignition switch, connections at switch, or small post on the starter solenoid, or wire broken between the two. Or possible bad "new starter solenoid". It's been a problem for other starters. May be a bad batch of solenoids. You may be alble to veryify the solinoid by a jumper from the positive battery terminal or cable to the small post solinoid terminal. If it activeates the starter, you know the solinoid and starter are ok and the problem is the wire or connection to the starter switch. If you had problems before, It may be a bad ignition switch and the internal starter switch. Did you test the old starter? you may not have needed to replace.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
percussive maintenance my friend. Try banging on the solenoid and starter with a hammer while in the start position. Also, if you have a voltmeter, you can see where voltage is getting to and that will help you as well.
Posted on Jun 13, 2009
Locate voltage regulator above battery to the left as you sit on machine,its behind frame that supports steering wheel.Once you have found it use a light to shine on harness and follow the brown wire that leads into regulator.The plastic around that wire should not be burnt or showing any other color.The LX series machines had a problem with brown wire coming loose and causing the charging light to stay on.Remove plug from reg and use small screwdriver to clean out wire and work it a little so it makes good contact.
Posted on Nov 13, 2009
Check the brown wire feeding your voltage regulator,its between batt and steering wheel behind left side of frame.LX100 series machines had a problem with brown wire not fully contacting terminal in regulator.You will know you had bad contact if plastic is discolored.
Posted on Nov 13, 2009
I don't think it's electrical. The starter gear gets jammed against the teeth on the flywheel. Try tapping the edge of the gear with a drift of some kind then try starting again. It won't solve the problem long term, but it will save you spending time troubleshooting an electrical problme that doesn't exist.
Posted on May 04, 2010
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