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The key will not turn on. It will not turn at all. Deere…

The key will not...

The key will not turn on. It will not turn at all. John Deere d140

Mechanic's Assistant: Sometimes things that you think will be really complicated end up being easy to fix. The Heavy Equipment Mechanic I'm going to connect you with knows all the tricks and shortcuts.

It just turned yesterday and now today it will not turn at all

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing this yourself? What have you tried so far?

We have tried to check the seat and see if there was a. Safety feature there. Made sure blade was not engaged.

Mechanic's Assistant: Anything else you want the Agriculture Mechanic to know before I connect you?

I just don't know what more safety features could be keeping it from turning

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4/11/2020
Mechanic: Curtis B., Technician replied 2 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!

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
Ok thanks
Mechanic: Curtis B., Technician replied 2 years ago

The key turns in the switch just doesn't turn on the starter? What is the battery voltage? If you follow the battery cable to the solenoid behind the engine and jump the two large terminals will the engine spin? That is a quick test of battery, cables and starter.

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
No it doesn't turn in switch.
Mechanic: Curtis B., Technician replied 2 years ago

If it won't turn in the switch, you need a new switch!

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
it would spin and started but didn't stay started. The key would still not move from the off positionOkYou can't bypass that?
Mechanic: Curtis B., Technician replied 2 years ago

No, you can't bypass the key switch.

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
Ok so there is no safety feature to keep it from not turning
Mechanic: Curtis B., Technician replied 2 years ago

No, just the switch and key, nothing else. It may be out of sync, where the top portion doesn't mate the bottom, does the key seem to go in all the way?

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
Yea it's going in but just won't turn from there.
Mechanic: Curtis B., Technician replied 2 years ago

Try putting WD40 in the hole, then work the key around.

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
Ok yea I told this fool that already..let me check. Thanks
Mechanic: Curtis B., Technician replied 2 years ago

OK>

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
Ok we did that and now he is headed out to hopefully get a new thanks
Mechanic: Curtis B., Technician replied 2 years ago

OK> Good luck finding one with all the stores closed or slow! Think Amazon and quick delivery!

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
Yea...we just did that..lol..
Mechanic: Curtis B., Technician replied 2 years ago

Thanks!

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