Question about Craftsman 17.5 hp 42 in. Deck Lawn Tractor - CA Model
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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Posted on Sep 17, 2009
SOURCE: murray riding lawn mower
with switch off try crossing out the solenoid. take an old screwdriver and place it on the two metal contacts jetting out from the solenoid usually by the battery or close to the ignition. if strarter engages when this is donr replace solenoid. if not replace starter. hope this helps.
Posted on Oct 28, 2008
First off, confirm that the tractor is in Neutral and the deck is not engaged. You also need to be on the seat, and in some cases your foot must be on the brake. Then try it.
If by "jump" you mean essentially connect one end of a jumper cable to the battery power coming to the solenoid, and the other end of the SAME jumper cable to the 6 gauge (+/-) wire on the other side of the solenoid that goes to the starter, and it cranks, this means one of two things.
More than likely it is the solenoid that is bad, but the only way to confirm this is to make certain that when you turn the key, it sends power to the small (18 gauge) wire on the solenoid. This is easy to check with a test light.
If power is goes to the solenoid when the key is turned, but the engine fails to crank then the solenoid is bad.
If no power is there, then the problem has something to do with either the ignition switch or ignition wiring, or more likely it is a failure of one of the safety switches, under the seat, transmission in gear, sometimes if the deck is engaged, or other.
One way to confirm that the problem is with a safety switch or ignition switch and rule out the solenoid would be to jump a wire directly from the positive terminal to the small wire on the solenoid that comes from the ignition. If this causes the engine to crank, then the solenoid is OK.
Posted on May 09, 2010
SOURCE: MOWER BED LEVELING
Get the mower on a flat slab of concrete. Raise the deck all the way. Make sure the blades are on correctly. Measure the distance from each corner of the deck to ground. Lower the deck and take the same measurements. You will find, if you look, some threaded rod/bolt and/or pin settings to make adjustments. Most often the deck is out of whack as someone took it off and did not put it back on correctly. Google the mower's make and the word "'manual" if you cannot figure it out. Someone out there will provide you with a manual if you cannot figure it out from looking at it and there will be instructions in the manual as to making the adjustments.
Posted on Jul 07, 2010
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