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Old 05-13-2009, 10:10 PM
stang67 stang67 is offline
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Exmark zero-turn starting problem

I have an exmark zero-turn 25HP model CH25S and I have a problem with the starter bendix engaging. I tried jumping the starter which does not work. I tried a new starter which did not work. The gear on the starter spins, but does not engage. Prior to it quiting it did have symptoms of a clicking noise while starting, after a few tries it would start.

Any help would be appreciated.

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Dave
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Old 05-14-2009, 12:34 AM
Greenwrench Greenwrench is offline
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Sounds like the battery has a dead cell or terminals dirty. Check the terminals first (wire brush down to clean metal, reconnect and coat with Fluid Film). Put a charge on it or jump it. If still no go load test the battery.
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Old 05-14-2009, 08:01 PM
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Exmark 25HP starting problem

Still having trouble. Changed the starter, ignition switch, and two relays. If we jumper across the start relay to the starter solenoid it runs once you let off on the key. Everything seems ok, but the blades do not engage.

Again, with everthing hooked up it the relays just click.

Any thoughts?
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Old 05-14-2009, 11:03 PM
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Still having trouble. Changed the starter, ignition switch, and two relays. If we jumper across the start relay to the starter solenoid it runs once you let off on the key. Everything seems ok, but the blades do not engage.

Again, with everthing hooked up it the relays just click.

Any thoughts?
hey stange,

may sound like a stupid question but did you use a ign switch specific for that machine? i had a similar problem with my zt... used a generic switch and had "issues" like you are describing.
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Old 05-14-2009, 11:56 PM
Jason Pallas Jason Pallas is offline
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hey stange,

may sound like a stupid question but did you use a ign switch specific for that machine? i had a similar problem with my zt... used a generic switch and had "issues" like you are describing.
i concure. the exmark switch is not the same as the generic switches you get at the hardware store - although it looks the same. did you check the fuses? This will keep blades from engaging.
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Old 05-15-2009, 04:07 PM
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It was an exmark ignition switch as long as it is the correct switch. The voltage is not getting past the starter relay and to the solenoid. It is getting to the relay. It seems like it is in the relay socket or somehow being grounded.

Is there a way to test the clutch? Would it show resistance if it was good and shorted if it bad.

Dave
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Old 05-16-2009, 08:54 PM
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Solved. It was the clutch switch.

Dave
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Old 07-31-2009, 11:21 PM
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How did you test the clutch switch? Or did you just replace it?
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