Brand new Exmark - fuse keeps blowing!!!

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by jkr1, Mar 24, 2003.

  1. jkr1

    jkr1 LawnSite Member
    from Ohio
    Posts: 47

    I just got a brand new Exmark 52" 23hp Kohler. Well, I took it out to test it on my yard this weekend. I was cutting the grass (barely taking anything off the grass) when the mower suddenly died. So, I checked under the seat and saw 2 fuses there. One was blown. Replaced it, started mower, pulled PTO and then after a minute, the fuse blew and mower died. Replaced, started mower, pulled PTO and immediately died. Then, battery went dead and hard to charge. This is a brand new 2003 unit. Anyone have any ideas? As soon as the PTO is pulled, the mower dies and fuse is blown.
     
  2. Gravely_Man

    Gravely_Man LawnSite Silver Member
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    I am sorry to say I don't have any in-depth knowledge on your mower but I would call the dealer. It is still under warranty. Please let us know what it ends up being.


    Gravely_Man
     
  3. adrianvbarrera

    adrianvbarrera LawnSite Member
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    If it is under warranty do not touch it....take it in for service. You might make it worst.

    Please do not up the amperage on the fuse.


    Just my thoughts.


    Adrian
     
  4. John Gamba

    John Gamba LawnSite Fanatic
    from ct
    Posts: 10,812

    Could Be CLUTCH Or Alt. LET'S See.
    John.
     
  5. rodfather

    rodfather LawnSite Fanatic
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    It could also be a bad ground...I agree wtih the others, take it back to the dealer. Don't screw with it.:angry:
     
  6. John Gamba

    John Gamba LawnSite Fanatic
    from ct
    Posts: 10,812

    This Is Why they Have Dealers.
     
  7. John Gamba

    John Gamba LawnSite Fanatic
    from ct
    Posts: 10,812

    Oh DON'T PUT A BIGGER FUSE INNNNNNN:blob4: :blob4: :blob4:
     
  8. rodfather

    rodfather LawnSite Fanatic
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    Unless you want it to catch on fire:cry: :cry: :cry:
     
  9. John Gamba

    John Gamba LawnSite Fanatic
    from ct
    Posts: 10,812

    When You Find The Problem Please Let us Know.
    John.
     
  10. nelbuts

    nelbuts LawnSite Bronze Member
    from SW, FL
    Posts: 1,053

    Take it to your dealer! However, you do have a short. More than likely a wire rubbing metal. If it only shuts off when you engage blades then a ground could be the problem. But take to dealer as electrical on mowers are a PIA to track down. It is worth the money even if not in warranty.
     

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