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Timecutter 5000, no crank, battery good, new sollenoid, no

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voltage on starter side of...
Timecutter 5000, no crank, battery good, new sollenoid, no voltage on starter side of solenoid, both gen and blue wires on side of solenoid have voltage in crank position? Isn't green a ground, I can jump solenoid to crank and no start
JA: Do you have fuel in the tank? If so, is the shut-off valve open and the fuel clean?
Customer: Fuel yes, valve open, new fuel
JA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?
Customer: Yes
JA: Anything else we should know to help you best?
Customer: Sat all winter but park brake stuck few time last season, slight tap got it going
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Technician: Curtis B., Technician replied 6 months ago
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Technician: Curtis B., Technician replied 6 months ago

Mower has arm switches, and seat and brake switches, all will stop starter function. Check each switch for sticking, arm switches on zero turn are the usual problem.

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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
How to check or disable
Technician: Curtis B., Technician replied 6 months ago

Look at the switches , to be sure they are moving, if thy are stuck and do not spring back, need to be rplaced or freed up. Or use a volt/ohm meter to check for continuity.

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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
Parking brake would not release in the past but still started, tapped on accutuator and worked fine, all I have is test light
Customer reply replied 6 months ago
Both grn and blue wires on solenoid light up when in crank position only and starter side of solenoid is dark
Technician: Curtis B., Technician replied 6 months ago

So solenoid does not click closed? If it has power and ground, it should close.?? And this is new solenoid! Is four wire solenid?

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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
New
Technician: Curtis B., Technician replied 6 months ago

If you jump the wires to solenoid, direct from battery can you close the solenoid?

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Technician: Curtis B., Technician replied 6 months ago

Ok, are you getting 12 volts to the solenoid to close it with keyswitch?

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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
12.9 at battery side, nothing on the other
Technician: Curtis B., Technician replied 6 months ago

you said blue and green light up when key was turned to start?

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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
Correct
Technician: Curtis B., Technician replied 6 months ago

Where is green and blue wires?

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Technician: Curtis B., Technician replied 6 months ago

schematic for start.

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Technician: Curtis B., Technician replied 6 months ago

Green and blue should close the solenoid if they have 12 volts!

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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
Green and blue on solenoid
Technician: Curtis B., Technician replied 6 months ago

If they had voltage before, why don't they now? Did you see the starting diagram I sent?

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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
Is there a fuse between switch and solenoid that would keep it from cranking,
Technician: Curtis B., Technician replied 6 months ago

Only fuse is between the starter solenoid and the keyswitch.

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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
Fuses were good, 12 volt at green and blue on solenoid could it be a bad safety switch somewhere
Technician: Curtis B., Technician replied 6 months ago

I don't understand why solenoid does no close if it has voltage.? Reading the past responses. Does the starter turn the engine if solenoid is jumped? You said no start, I assumed engine was cranking, but not starting.??

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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
Does crank from the solenoid, doesn't start, key does operate electric choke and that it
Technician: Curtis B., Technician replied 6 months ago

Does your mower have the electric brake actuator?

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Technician: Curtis B., Technician replied 6 months ago

If you look at the schematic, the blue and green wire go to the brake actuator, 8 and 11 terminals.

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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
Both 12volt only when key is at crank position
Technician: Curtis B., Technician replied 6 months ago

O< see the actuator, and trace each of the safety switches from switch to actuator.

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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
Ok
Technician: Curtis B., Technician replied 6 months ago

Actuator is the brain of the safety circuits.

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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
Could it cause the problem, rather expensive, can I bypass it
Technician: Curtis B., Technician replied 6 months ago

I Don't see a way to bypass. I would check each circuit up to the actuator.

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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
Ok, it did give me a problem last fall, and slightly tapped on actuator to release stuck brake
Technician: Curtis B., Technician replied 6 months ago

Not one of Toro's best ideas, usually brakes can't be released.

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