John Deere 318 problem

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by nhjohnny1, May 18, 2013.

  1. nhjohnny1

    nhjohnny1 LawnSite Member
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    Hoping someone can help with my 318.
    Tractor will start and run fine but now when it gets hot it will suddenly loose all electrical power and die, as in dash lights go out no power, after a few seconds a faint click can sometimes be heard and then the power comes back on and it will restart but will happen again after a few seconds so it seems to be tired the the tractor temp but after that im lost.
    I did clean the shrouds out and they were clogged up so im sure that didnt help the temp but now it just takes a little longer for it to warm up and then quit.
    Thanks for any help
     
  2. Restrorob

    Restrorob LawnSite Fanatic
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    Sounds like the circuit breaker is tripping then the click you hear is it re-setting it's self, I would locate it which is silver with two screw post and wires on each post then replace it. Hopefully it's just tripping from old age, You can take the old one to a auto parts store and they can match it up rather than pay JD's price for one......
     
  3. nhjohnny1

    nhjohnny1 LawnSite Member
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    thanks ill check it out, makes sense.
     
  4. nhjohnny1

    nhjohnny1 LawnSite Member
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    found a 25A breaker so I took a chance and replaced it with a 20A i had, Voila! power without interruption! Thanks for the tip.
     

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