Question about Craftsman 20 hp 42 in. Deck Lawn Tractor - CA Model
When you say it quit running, did it stop while you were mowing? Or did it just not start one day. Could be the ignition switch, but not likely. There are several safety switches on your mower. First is the operator present (switch in the seat) then there is the switch on the clutch that requires you to hold the clutch in when you start. Then there is a switch on the PTO for the deck that must be off to start. Without an exact model number, I can't look at the exact wiring schematic, but this is generally how they work. If you have a tester, and know how to use it start at the battery, look for 12 V. Then test from ground to one side of ignition swithch. Then to the other while the key is in start. Then find wires to seat switch. This switch should keep the mower from starting and keeps the pto engaged usually. then find the switch for the clutch/brake. test both sides of that. Finally test the small terminal on the starter solonoid. If you're getting 12V to the solonoid, and you have a good ground on your battery and it still won't start, could be the solonoid. If it actually quit while you were mowing, I'd check the seat switch and pto switch.
Posted on Jul 12, 2010
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