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I have a Deere 112L riding mower. Worked fine last week,

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Hi there. I have a John Deere 112L riding mower. Worked fine last week, went to start it today and nothing. Won't turn over, no click, no crank, nothing. Almost like a safety is on. I checked the park brake safety, that is not engaged and the pto is not engaged either. Any idea what the issue could be?
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Technician: Curtis B., Technician replied 2 years ago
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Do you have a voltmeter to check the system?

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Technician: Curtis B., Technician replied 2 years ago

If you follow the positive battery cable to the starter solenoid, can yu jump the battery terminal to the switch terminal?

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Technician: Curtis B., Technician replied 2 years ago

All I see is a neutral switch for safety switches!

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Technician: Curtis B., Technician replied 2 years ago

There is a circuit breaker instead of a fuse. It could be open and no voltage past it.

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Technician: Curtis B., Technician replied 2 years ago

Did you check battery and cables?

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
I replaced the battery today, and am still having the same issue. So I don't think it's that.Where do I find the circuit breaker?
Technician: Curtis B., Technician replied 2 years ago

Did you try jumping the solenoid? The circuit breaker is in the wire from the posiitve side of the starter solenoid. The wire goes from solenoid, to the circuit breaker, to he keyswitch.

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
Okay with new and old battery hooked up i get 12V with the voltmeter, when I touch the negative to a ground and the positive to the solenoid i get nothing, so does that mean the problem is before there?
Technician: Curtis B., Technician replied 2 years ago

You are using jumper cables? Are you putting the cable to the starter side?

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Technician: Curtis B., Technician replied 2 years ago

Bad cable , posiitve or negative ground, to frame.

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
Hi sorry, was away from home for a few days, can we pick up where we left off? I have power from the batter, 12V, but no power to the solenoid. What should i look for next?
Customer reply replied 2 years ago
I am using jumper cables.
Technician: Curtis B., Technician replied 2 years ago

Did you check the cables???

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Technician: Curtis B., Technician replied 2 years ago

Power to solenoid comes direct from battery!

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
how do i check the cables?
Customer reply replied 2 years ago
the cables are hooked from the battery to the terminals, the terminals are reading 12v.
Technician: Curtis B., Technician replied 2 years ago

Where do you have negative cable going to?

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
the cables from the battery are connected to the negative and positive terminal on the lawnmower
Customer reply replied 2 years ago
should it be somewhere else?
Technician: Curtis B., Technician replied 2 years ago

Jumper cables on the battery terminals? Put negative jumper on ground to engine.

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Technician: Curtis B., Technician replied 2 years ago

Jumper cables on the battery terminals? Put negative jumper on ground to engine.

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
Okay, so I was looking at the wrong thing, 100% power to solenoid. My bad. What am I looking for next?
Technician: Curtis B., Technician replied 2 years ago

Check the neutral start switch. It may be open, killing the start circuit.

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
okay, how do i do that?
Technician: Curtis B., Technician replied 2 years ago

Locate the switch on the transmission and bypass it.

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Technician: Curtis B., Technician replied 2 years ago

two purple wires to it.

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
sorry, no clue how to do that
Technician: Curtis B., Technician replied 2 years ago

Hold key in start and wiggle the shifter

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