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I have ignition switch from GT-185 part # 725-1396 that does

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I have ignition switch from...
I have ignition switch from White GT-185 part #(###) ###-####that does not test continuity to switch case when off. Manual # 272144 says there must be continuity to case. Bought new switch same problem. How is one to test to key switch case other than touching case? Or is manual wrong?
JA: I'll do all I can to help. How long have you been dealing with this?
Customer: couple weeks. mower won't start. all manuals show different colored wiring and test points .
JA: Do you have fuel in the tank? If so, is the shut-off valve open and the fuel clean?
Customer: oh yes. tested solenoid. no 12v coming to solenoid to go to starter
JA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?
Customer: yes
JA: Anything else we should know to help you best?
Customer: adjusted valves because of backfire when starting and engaging mower. took all covers off and air hosed ever where. put all back together and no start. bypass solenoid and it turns over but won't start. been on line and out of ideas. don't understand that there must be continuity to switch case
Submitted: 5 months ago.Category: Small Engine
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Customer reply replied 5 months ago
CANCEL
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6/18/2017
Technician: Vince O., Small Engine Technician replied 5 months ago
Vince O.
Vince O., Small Engine Technician
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Satisfied Customers: 2,852
Experience: Over 30 years experience repairing lawn and garden equipment. Chainsaws, mowers,blowers and trimmers
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H​ello, what is the complete model number from sticker under the seat?

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Customer reply replied 5 months ago
Cancel me. Regret ever contacting justanswer. Just like my second message says.
Technician: Vince O., Small Engine Technician replied 5 months ago

ok

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Customer reply replied 5 months ago
Made to believe I was contacting mtd in the beginning. Should have known better.
Technician: Vince O., Small Engine Technician replied 5 months ago

I have a couple shop manuals and was going to send you a link if I had one for yours.

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Customer reply replied 5 months ago
As stated I have manual 272144. Plan on putting the White in a local shop. Thank you
Technician: Vince O., Small Engine Technician replied 5 months ago

That's a Briggs manual not an MTD

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Customer reply replied 5 months ago
Your right. My mistake. I'am out of patience with it.
Technician: Vince O., Small Engine Technician replied 5 months ago

it's up to you if you want to post the tractor mod and ser from under the seat

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Customer reply replied 5 months ago
146U836H590 21-074-7038
Technician: Vince O., Small Engine Technician replied 5 months ago

I​'m sorry but that model isn't coming up. I'll send a manual that I have to you to see if yours https://www.dropbox.com/s/8uvuq79snb23hr3/769-01415_White_LT-5-700%20Series%20Rider.pdf?dl=0

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Customer reply replied 5 months ago
Not it. Bought mine in 1996 White GT-185
Technician: Vince O., Small Engine Technician replied 5 months ago

T​ry this :

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Customer reply replied 5 months ago
Not like mine. Ignition switch has 7 terminals mine has 6. Thanks for your help but I need to put the 185 in a shop
Technician: Vince O., Small Engine Technician replied 5 months ago

ok,good luck

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Technician: Donald, Small Engine Technician replied 5 months ago
Donald
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Hello! My name is***** can walk you through the process of testing your ignition switch, using your continuity tester.

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Technician: Donald, Small Engine Technician replied 5 months ago

You stated that your ignition switch have 6 Terminals. Each of your terminals are marked with a letter. Sometimes the letters are stamped in the base of your switch, and sometimes the letters are stamped in the terminals.

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Technician: Donald, Small Engine Technician replied 5 months ago

If you can identify the location of each of the letters, you and I can test your ignition switch.

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Technician: Donald, Small Engine Technician replied 5 months ago
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Technician: Donald, Small Engine Technician replied 5 months ago

Does one of terminals have a single wire attached to it? Are your other five wires included in your black plastic wiring connector?

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Technician: Donald, Small Engine Technician replied 5 months ago

You and I can continue from here. I will be online until 11:00 pm central time tonight. Thanks!

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