john deere 316

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by mjohnson1, Jul 11, 2006.

  1. mjohnson1

    mjohnson1 LawnSite Member
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    i have an old john deere 316, and the blades have stopped engaging. it started off with the blades not coming back on if i accidentally tripped the safety switch in the seat, and now they wont come on at all. sometimes when i flip the switch to turn them on it tries to kill the motor like im not on the seat, and sometimes it does the same thing when i take it out of neutral. someone said it could be the blade clutch, or the switch in the seat, or the blade engage switch. any ideas?
     
  2. FIXDISS

    FIXDISS LawnSite Senior Member
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  3. mjohnson1

    mjohnson1 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 76

    check the seat safety switch for continuity? relay the same way?
     
  4. FIXDISS

    FIXDISS LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 445

    Yes. check seat switch for continuity when closed/open. Relay should have power to coil inside to close contacts .
     

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