I just bought a Lesco Z Two, and am having troubles

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by StillwaterMower, Jan 9, 2011.

  1. StillwaterMower

    StillwaterMower LawnSite Member
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    Whenever i turn the key to start it, the fuse blows. I've had a few mechanic buds look at it, and because they usually work on cars and not mowers they don't have much advise. Really at this point i'm just looking for someone to give me any advice, just point me in some direction so i can try something to get it working before the season starts up.

    Also when i bought the mower it came with the bagging system, but the chute and plastic piping werent included, any ideas on where i could find these parts?

    Thanks for your help

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  2. pugs

    pugs LawnSite Gold Member
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    You probably have a short somewhere. Time to check all the wiring and see if any of it has been rubbed bare and is touching something.

    As far as the bagger, find out who makes it and contact them. Its not a Lesco bagging system so I dunno.

    "I just bought a Lesco Z Two, and am having troubles"....get used to this statement.
     
  3. ricky86

    ricky86 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    You have to get a wiring diagram, and check (at least) everything in the start circuit. Although your problem might be somewhere else, you have to use a systematic approach. Pugs, you have experience with Lesco z's ? The ones I've seen look to be decent, but just an inexpensive rider. Like badboy etc.
    The bagger looks like a Bluebird, but I might be mistaken.
     
  4. pugs

    pugs LawnSite Gold Member
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    Yah, we were a service center for Lesco for a few years. I dont normally bad mouth anyone's machines...but theirs is the exception. Every other commercial machine out there is a step above the Lesco/Cub Cadet machines. I just laugh when they call the machine a Tank.
     
  5. StillwaterMower

    StillwaterMower LawnSite Member
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    Ive checked all the safety switches and they all seem to be working, im not very good at this electrical stuff.

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  6. StillwaterMower

    StillwaterMower LawnSite Member
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    I due realize that not everyone out there likes the Lesco machines, i unfortunatly didn't do a lot of research before i bought the machine, but i got a good price for it and its got low hours, the only reason that i bought this machine was so that i would be able to mow more grass, and you have to also realize that i am only 17 years old and am just starting out.
     
  7. pugs

    pugs LawnSite Gold Member
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    Just answering ricky's question is all. Some people out there really like them.

    Also does the fuse blow when you turn the key to the on position or only when you turn it all the way to the start position?
     
  8. StillwaterMower

    StillwaterMower LawnSite Member
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    When i bought the mower the battery wasnt so good, so i replaced that, and it seems like thats when i started having problems. I replaced the ignition switch because it was pretty much shot. I talked to a buddy of mine who is a mechanic and we checked over all of the safety switches and theyre all good, then he thought it might be the solinode, so we replaced that and the fuse still blows. I havent tried turning it the other way, as far as i know the key only turns the one way.
     
  9. I MOW ALONE

    I MOW ALONE LawnSite Bronze Member
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    He is asking what happens if you just put the key in run position without trying to crank engine?
     
  10. StillwaterMower

    StillwaterMower LawnSite Member
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    I havent tried turning it the other way, as far as i know the key only turns the one way.
     

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