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JD D100 won't start. Think it's not in nuetral. Pulled lever…

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JD D100 won't start...

JD D100 won't start. Think it's not in nuetral. Pulled lever in back but wheels are still stuck. any Ideas

Mechanic's Assistant: Do you have fuel in the tank? If so, is the shut-off valve open and the fuel clean?

It's not turning over. Nothing is happening becasue it's not in nuetral

Mechanic's Assistant: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?

Yes

Mechanic's Assistant: Anything else we should know to help you best?

Any ideas on how to get it into nuetral

Submitted: 8 months ago.Category: Small Engine
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Technician: Donald, Small Engine Technician replied 8 months ago
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Technician: Donald, Small Engine Technician replied 8 months ago

Are you saying that when you turn your key, to start your engine, nothing happens? Not even a click?

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
a click. This is my neighbors JD. It has happened several times. The little pulley in the back isn't working. Wheels are locked. I can tell it's not in nuetral but can't figure out how to get it in nuetral.
Technician: Donald, Small Engine Technician replied 8 months ago

Thanks for your response. Check to make sure your bypass/roll rod is still attached to the bypass lever on your transmission.

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
it is. I can see it move the bypass lever but the wheels are still locked.
Technician: Donald, Small Engine Technician replied 8 months ago

This is an indication that your brakes are locked, although your brake pedal is fully releasing.

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Technician: Donald, Small Engine Technician replied 8 months ago

This should not prevent your engine from starting.

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Technician: Donald, Small Engine Technician replied 8 months ago

Are you familiar with using a screwdriver to jump across your solenoid posts?

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
I thought it had to be in neutral for the engine to start?
Customer reply replied 8 months ago
solenoid posts at starter?
Technician: Donald, Small Engine Technician replied 8 months ago

Yes, at starter.

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Technician: Donald, Small Engine Technician replied 8 months ago

Do you have a shift lever, or a pedal to use to drive your mower?

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
There is a shift lever on the right side of the mower.
Customer reply replied 8 months ago
Forward neutral and reverse. New Style JD D100
Technician: Donald, Small Engine Technician replied 8 months ago

As long as your shift lever is in neutral position, your mower should still start, even if your mower will not roll.

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Technician: Donald, Small Engine Technician replied 8 months ago

Have you checked to see if your battery is fully charged?

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
I can force it into the neutral position but it seems to really be in reverse.
Customer reply replied 8 months ago
the battery is 12.5 volts
Technician: Donald, Small Engine Technician replied 8 months ago

Can you try using a screwdriver to jump across your solenoid post, to see if your engine will spin?

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
ok. I will try that and let you know. I'm not with the mower now.
Technician: Donald, Small Engine Technician replied 8 months ago

Thanks! We can continue from here.

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