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Have a ls j2020 h series tractor, I turn the key it starts when the key is released it turns off

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Posted on Jan 02, 2017

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SOURCE: lawn tractor will not start

It sounds like a stuck or unhooked safety switch. Make sure you have the blades disengaged first, then check the safety switch on the blades.

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Posted on Mar 29, 2009

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SOURCE: CTH151 lawn tractor stopped dead. Nothing happens

There are four micro switches on this mower. Go to Look at the bottom of the page for husqvarna tractors, then to further reading, click on husqvarna manuals, click on husqvarna ride on mowers, then click on cth151 xp. It will bring up the operator's manual in PDF format. About page 23 it should have a diagram showing the electrical part of the mower.
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SOURCE: John Deere 1020 tractor will not start. I can turn it over to start but when releasing the key the motor shuts down. Any advise is appreciated. Thanks

if it runs while the key is turned to crank and dies when released the switch would have to be bad

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SOURCE: starts when turn key but turns off when key is released

There is a ballast resistor that reduces the voltge at the coil terminals when the engine is running. When cranking the resistor is taken out of the circuit so the reduced battery voltage while cranking is sufficient for the coil to work. The resistor is most likely open. It is located on the firewall, has 2 wires going to it. It is about 4 inches long and has a metal band around it used as the mount.

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