Question about John Deere Garden
Can you turn the engine over by hand? Make sure the engine isn't seized or jammed somehow. If you can turn engine over by hand, check if there is a p.c. board in the wiring , (probably under the dash if there Is) if you have checked everything else and there is a p.c. board then that will be problem. I had a same problem last week with an atco GT30H , checked starter motor, solenoid, battery and switches and was a faulty p.c.board
Posted on Jan 23, 2019
It requires the following safety states.
Parking Brake depressed/locked
Mower disengaged (PTO off)
If automatic trans, shifter in center slot.
Is the click you here the solenoid or a safety relay activating.
Check voltage scross the solenoid coil. It should read battery voltage when key is turned to start. If its stays at zero, safety relay is opening or there's an open wire or miswire.
If the solenoid coil energizes, then either the starter positive is not properly connected or starter to ground via engine block (mounting bolt).
Posted on Jan 13, 2019
Try pulling the plugs and crank it over. if fuel comes flying you have a carb issue and need to add a line shutoff
Posted on Jan 12, 2019
Testimonial: "pulled plugs before I tried some other stuff. no fluid at all. will not turn over."
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
percussive maintenance my friend. Try banging on the solenoid and starter with a hammer while in the start position. Also, if you have a voltmeter, you can see where voltage is getting to and that will help you as well.
Posted on Jun 13, 2009
I see this problem not as an electrical but a seize problem. Since I can't be there to inspect I am relying on your discription of the problem. I would go first to the place of the problem. If this solenoid goes up to disengage and down to engage ,or the opposite, this is most likely your problem area. It may be seized in the disengaged position therefore not allowing the blades to get spinning. Disconnect the belt and try to turn unit by hand, if tight or completely stuck use penetrating oil on pulley shaft.If shaft loosens up and blades engage this was the problem. Is there a grease fitting anywhere in the area?I hope this at least gets you started in the right direction. GOOD LUCK.
Posted on Jun 17, 2011
The fuel solenoid is 12 VDC. You can power it directly with 12V from the battery with the connector disconnected. It is powered from terminal A1 of the Key Switch with the switch ON. Before powering it up do a resistance check of the coil on the solenoid. It should read 40 Ohms or less.
The seat switch only provides a ground for the ignition. If the starter solenoid is engaging you should also have power to the fuel solenoid. Check for 12VDC on the engine harness for the solenoid with the Key ON. If you have 12VDC the solenoid is bad.
I am answering this post now as it appeared AFTER I had replied to another post. I note your post is 7 days old. Had I seen it 7 days ago I would have answered at that time. Sorry for the belated response.
Posted on Aug 06, 2011
SOURCE: John deere Z225 riding mower
measure with a valt meter and see what your voltage is at the battery . now measure what you have for volts at the soleoid. then check to see if you are getting 12 volts to the single peg on your soleoid, usually a whitwe wire. If your not getting voltage to this wire you probably have a safety switch problem. If you are getting voltage here check to make sure you are getting voltage at the starter motor. If your getting voltage there you may have a bad ground at the starter motor or the whole motor may need to be grounded to the frame.
Posted on Sep 12, 2011
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