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The blade will not engage on our L130 John Deere riding mower..the wires are not loose and do not appear to be broken. The seat switch works and the reverse switch works. Is there an another fuse, other than the main fuse? THanks...

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  • lhalfin May 08, 2010

    The ohms and volts both read 0...does this mean we have a bad coil?

  • lhalfin May 08, 2010

    How many fuses are there on this model mower? THanks...

  • lhalfin May 08, 2010

    Thanks...we will have to take the mower in for repair, but the assistance was helpful.



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Do you have +12 volts at the clutch coil?

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  • danny Hendrickson May 08, 2010

    it means 0 ohms that the clutch coil is good,but 0 volts means you have an open circuit somewhere,try a jumper wire direct to the coil,if it engages then use your volt meter to back track where your losing the +12 volts to your coil,it may very well be a fuse,which could mean the coil is good,but shorting out to the frame and blowing the fuse



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