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I was cutting grass with my x500 tractor. I stopped & the…

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I was cutting grass...

I was cutting grass with my x500 tractor. I stopped & the PTO would not re-
engage. I drove up to the shop, shut off the tractor, checked to make sure the blades were not plugged with grass, I checked the wiring connections. All were secure. Now the tractor will not start. Batery tested good. Help.

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Submitted: 11 months ago.Category: Agriculture and Farm Equipment
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Mechanic: Curtis B., Technician replied 11 months 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!

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Mechanic: Curtis B., Technician replied 11 months ago

Do you get anything when you turn the key on? Click at the carburetor? What did battery test at? Seat switch harness all connected?

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Customer reply replied 11 months ago
HI, I get a click and the instrumentation comes to life. The battery tested at 12.5 volts. I even tried boosting with a battery pack, to no avail.I put a new seat on last year and the connection seems fine.
Mechanic: Curtis B., Technician replied 11 months ago

Do you get anything when you turn the key on? Click at the carburetor? What did battery test at? Seat switch harness all connected?

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Mechanic: Curtis B., Technician replied 11 months ago

with the click from the carburetor, it has to be a safety switch, sat, brake or pto. Does battery voltage drop when you go to start position?

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Customer reply replied 11 months ago
I will go test now. Be right back
Mechanic: Curtis B., Technician replied 11 months ago

OK>

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Customer reply replied 11 months ago
HI, it tested 12.1 volts and this did not change when I turned the key to the accessory mode or when it tried to start the engine.
Mechanic: Curtis B., Technician replied 11 months ago

Battery s low, but not enough to make solenoid not close. Has to be a safety switch not making.

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Customer reply replied 11 months ago
Can I bypass it till i can get a replacement?
Mechanic: Curtis B., Technician replied 11 months ago

If you can identify which switch is bad! Try jumping the seat switch.

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Customer reply replied 11 months ago
I will try. My seat has only one switch. Back in a minute
Mechanic: Curtis B., Technician replied 11 months ago

OK>

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Customer reply replied 11 months ago
No, it did not work.
Mechanic: Curtis B., Technician replied 11 months ago

Then the brake interlock and the pto switch and harness all need to be examined.

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Customer reply replied 11 months ago
OK
Mechanic: Curtis B., Technician replied 11 months ago

Can you jump the starter solenoid, to see if the engine will spin? This is quick test of battery, cables and starter.

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Customer reply replied 11 months ago
Hi, I checked them. The PTO switch feels a little on the weak side. The rest of the harnesses look ok.
Mechanic: Curtis B., Technician replied 11 months ago

Can you jump the starter solenoid, to see if the engine will spin? This is quick test of battery, cables and starter.

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Customer reply replied 11 months ago
I'll give it a shot
Mechanic: Curtis B., Technician replied 11 months ago

OK>

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Customer reply replied 11 months ago
I'm able to jump the solenoid, but the engine does not turn over. Terrible place to jump start. Will have to remove side cover if we go any further.
Mechanic: Curtis B., Technician replied 11 months ago

If engine did not turn. can you tun engine by hand? Maybe battery is too low to crank, or cables are dirty?

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Customer reply replied 11 months ago
I'll take the cables off, clean the terminals. If still nothing, I'll try boosting again.
Mechanic: Curtis B., Technician replied 11 months ago

OK> It should have turned when you umped the solenid!

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Customer reply replied 11 months ago
Cleaned the battery terminals & clamps. Tried to boost. Still nothing
Customer reply replied 11 months ago
I've tried everything, other than replacing switches. I'm out of my comfort zone and going to have to bite the bullet & take it in to the JD dealership.
Mechanic: Curtis B., Technician replied 11 months ago

OK. From nothing at the solenoid, Tells me there is no voltage to start .

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Mechanic: Curtis B., Technician replied 11 months ago

I see question is still open, please rate to close the question.

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