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Kubota L3240 shut down for nor reason 550 hours. Ingition…

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Kubota L3240 shut down for nor reason 550 hours. Ingition swithch will not turn engine over solenoid will

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Safety sensor on PTO & seat

Submitted: 6 years ago.Category: Agriculture and Farm Equipment
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Mechanic: Curtis B., Technician replied 6 years ago
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Hi,let's see if we can work together to get to the root of your problem! will try my best to help!

You have lost power to the keyswitch and glow pug. Have you checked all the fuses, including the big fuses under the hood, out front? Power for key comes through the fuses, from the posiitve side of the starter solenoid. Use a voltmeter or test light, to see where power is lost.

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Customer reply replied 6 years ago
Thanks Curtis. I can tell you that when you turn the key on, instrument lights appear. Also, it will spin by jumping the solenoid (sp) Sorry, I had a business call.
Mechanic: Curtis B., Technician replied 6 years ago

Do glow plugs come on? If they do, then it likely is a safety switch, either seat or pto switch. Are both pto levers in neutral?

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Customer reply replied 6 years ago
No need to call. Please continue any questions you may have
Mechanic: Curtis B., Technician replied 6 years ago

OK>

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Customer reply replied 6 years ago
I think it is a seat safety switch. (Wild guess) It was moving at idle speed when it shut down. How do I check safety switches on seat?
Mechanic: Curtis B., Technician replied 6 years ago

Physical check of the switch and ohm meter test to see if the switch is working.

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Customer reply replied 6 years ago
I have shuttle PTO neutral scrolling. Does this mean anything to you?
Mechanic: Curtis B., Technician replied 6 years ago

?? pto lights on?

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Customer reply replied 6 years ago
PTO light is on.
Mechanic: Curtis B., Technician replied 6 years ago

Has to be on for start? Or off?

should be off. If you wiggle the pto lever, will light go off?

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Customer reply replied 6 years ago
I have manually moved the PTO lever as if the cable could be stretched. Turned the PTO switch from one position to the other numerous times and no change.
Mechanic: Curtis B., Technician replied 6 years ago

do you just have one pto lever?

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Mechanic: Curtis B., Technician replied 6 years ago

no mid-mount pto that never gets used?

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Customer reply replied 6 years ago
Not sure. I would think I would have noticed. If I am in the seat, can you tell me where to look? Or do you have a pic?Should the tractor have cranked with the key in the on position, when I jumped the solenoid?
Mechanic: Curtis B., Technician replied 6 years ago

I would have thought it might have started, but if there was power to the kill solenoid, it would not. The key is the pto light is on, and should not be. I see just the one pto, controlled by the lever and cable, need to find the pto switch and see if it is working. Has to be at lever end, or the transmission end of cable.

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Customer reply replied 6 years ago
It is on the lever endThe PTO shaft does turn freely
Mechanic: Curtis B., Technician replied 6 years ago

Is the switch being pushed by the linage? Are the wires tight and not damaged?

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Customer reply replied 6 years ago
no wire damage. Please explain step by step how to test PTO switch. I have an eletrician friend that will check it. I assume he should know. Let's make sure. LOL
Customer reply replied 6 years ago
Curtis, are you still with me? I know about as much about a computer as a kill switch on a Kubota tractor.
Mechanic: Curtis B., Technician replied 6 years ago

you want to check continuity of the switch. I may be a two position switch. The electrician wii know.

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Customer reply replied 6 years ago
Thanks, ***** ***** I pay you and how do I contact you if I have additional questions?
Mechanic: Curtis B., Technician replied 6 years ago

Has no computer, just a operator presen relay. But the pto light is why it is not cranking.

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Customer reply replied 6 years ago
I was joking about the computer knowledge I have on this one we are communicating.I am not remembering another larger light ever coming on below the PTO dash light. Would you know what this light represents? It could have always been on, just never noticed it.It is directly below PTO light and left of battery light.I can send you a pic if you give me an email or phone # of the dash lights?
Mechanic: Curtis B., Technician replied 6 years ago

All I have is access to parts manual. It would be in operators manual. Would you have manual that came with tractor?

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Customer reply replied 6 years ago
Still with me Curtis?
Mechanic: Curtis B., Technician replied 6 years ago

Yes, would you have owners manual?

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Customer reply replied 6 years ago
Don't think I have the the manual. How do I enter an amount to pay you?The only thing we learned is that the PTO light should NOT come on when you turn the key on. This is a start.
Mechanic: Curtis B., Technician replied 6 years ago

I found a manual , you will have to download it, page 15 shows the dash display. It is the PDF first manual listed in this link below.

https://www.google.com/search?q=Kubota+L3240&oq=Kubota+L3240&aqs=chrome..69i57&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8#q=Kubota+L3240+owners+manual

You just have to use the rating system to close and get me any credit.

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Customer reply replied 6 years ago
Engine oil pressure is the other light. I hope it has always come on when I turn the key on, and I just never noticed it.
Mechanic: Curtis B., Technician replied 6 years ago

!! check the oil, but I suspect it is always on before start!

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Customer reply replied 6 years ago
Thanks for your help. I assume I will be questioned about what payment I desire to pay when I close the page?Oil level is okay. Thanks
Mechanic: Curtis B., Technician replied 6 years ago

Thank you.

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Mechanic: Curtis B., Technician replied 6 years ago

need a rating from the 5 star rating system to get credit. Thanks.

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