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Tractor would not turn.. start

Tractor would not start,rider is on seat-- pedal is pushed in-- battery connected and it has gas

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Clean and tighten all electrical connections especialy the ones on the starter solenoid. Push on or other insulated connectors can be put into vinegar or CLR to remove corrosion you can't get to with a brush but rinse them well in de-mineralized water and after they dry use bulb grease or other lubricant for electrical connections.

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Please explain what your problem is also... here is how to jumpstart your mower.

  • To get the tractor ready for jumping off the battery, push the clutch foot pedal all the way down and hold it while you lift up on the parking brake lever and then release the clutch foot pedal. This will hold the clutch pedal in the down position.
  • Lift the seat forward to access the battery.
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Fuel tank on your bike is vented to the atmosphere, and especially when the tank is full it is commom to smell gas.

If the clock zeroes on starting, your battery is weak. Check the battery terminal connections by removing the rider seat and looking in at the battery. Try to wiggle the wires connected to the battery and make sure the connections are tight.

Next, put a small charger on the battery and let it charge up for several hours.

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It sounds like either the seat switch went bad or one of the other safty switches failed easiest way to test this is to dis-connect all wires to the motor, run a jumper form the positive post of the battery to the switch side of the stater solonoid to see if the motor turns over with everything else dis-connected if it starts start connecting wires one at a time until you get to the one tat causes the motor to quit then you have the problem circuit. It sounds to me like you either have a bad safty switch, bad key switch, bad Ground, or a faulty starter solonoid or maybe even a defective battery. Hope this helps Don

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