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Old 04-21-2006, 06:07 PM
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Mower just clicks

I have a Crapsman mower that was running. I had turned it off for a moment got back on it and now I just get a single click that appears to come from the starter area. It has a safety switch on the seat. If I have the key in the on position and press down on the seat I get the same click. The lights also are working.

I have tried the following:
- Starter and solenoid have tested good at a local shop
- Battery has tested good at a shop
- Tried jumping it from a car

Could this be the ignition switch or possibly the safety switch on the seat? Is there an easy way to check the safety switches?
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Old 04-21-2006, 06:12 PM
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Doe's this unit have a electric PTO clutch ? Model and spec. numbers off the engine and tractor would be of help !
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Old 04-21-2006, 06:22 PM
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What the heck I'm gonna go for it, The PTO switch has a safety switch incorporated in with it. So it sounds like you left the PTO on, If you turn it off the tractor will start.
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Old 04-21-2006, 06:32 PM
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Ack!

I'm such a dork! I had left my switch on for my blades. I have been fighting this for days and something just clicked in my head as I was looking over the wiring diagram in the manual.

Thanks guys.
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Old 04-21-2006, 07:34 PM
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well restrorob, you were able to see that from holeinthewoods, fla to indiana. anyone else impressed?????
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Old 04-21-2006, 10:42 PM
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I'm Impressed!!!

I was going to ramble on about the compression release in the engine!

Good Call Restrorob

Thanks for posting back garyt...

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Old 04-22-2006, 08:03 AM
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Thanks oldrustycars and Partsangel, Yeah I've lost track of how many times I've seen this...

BTW Mike, Your avitar fits your sig. line well.
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Old 04-22-2006, 09:55 AM
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now...just so this post doesnt get out of hand, lets see how many of you have NEVER done something like this......yeah, i thought so....
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Old 04-22-2006, 10:56 AM
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how many of you have NEVER done something like this......
ME....
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Old 04-22-2006, 11:10 AM
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On the same note, I once was unable to get our Ditchwitch 410sx to turn over, I suspected one of the many kill switches was malfunctioning, so I had the instrument panel cover off and I was checking everything out when I realized I had left the trencher control engaged....
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