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755 John Deere won't start until you pump on that reverse travel

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755 John Deere won't start until you pump on that reverse travel pedal. While you are doing this it may try to start for a second then guit finally after a while of pumping it will start.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Agriculture and Farm Equipment
Expert:  Bradley Martin replied 1 year ago.
Is there any smoke while starting?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
No none at all. Unless I pump on the reverse pedal a lot the starter won't engage. It may hit but not long enough to start,keep pumping on pedal and raising up and down on the seat.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I am wondering if there is a neutral safety switch that is going bad. The problem just started last mowing season but has gotten worse.
Expert:  Bradley Martin replied 1 year ago.
Is yours hydrostatic drive?
Expert:  Bradley Martin replied 1 year ago.
Here is a picture of the neutral start switch
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Yes it's hydrostatic.
Expert:  Bradley Martin replied 1 year ago.
Check the neutral switch and see if it is working also might want to check the brake switch and PTO switch
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Where is that switch located? Also how can I check it?
Expert:  Bradley Martin replied 1 year ago.
Neutral switch will be by the forward and reverse selector and to check it make sure it is clicking and if you have a meter you can check and see if voltage is going through it when it pressed down
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Ok I will check it when I get back home.
Expert:  Bradley Martin replied 1 year ago.
It will be under the right hand access cover let me know what you find out
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I will let you know later today.
Expert:  Bradley Martin replied 1 year ago.
Any update yet?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
No didn't get home till almost dark. I will have to continue this tomorrow.
Expert:  Bradley Martin replied 1 year ago.
Ok let me know when you get around to it

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