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Walker won't start, electrical problem

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by DennisW, Mar 25, 2005.

  1. DennisW

    DennisW LawnSite Member
    Posts: 5

    The battery is fully charged, and it was winterized last fall. Now there is no click, no nothing. It's MT.
    I am trying to check the fuses at the battery (and circuit breaker) but I can't figure out either what the fuse looks like- or what to do with the fuse if I find its shot. Doesn't look like any fuse I've ever seen.
    Also trying to figure out what to do with the circuit breaker- it should be either manual or auto reset, but there is no button or switch on it.
    Any other ideas what it might be?
    It isn't a battery connection/ground problem.

  2. David Grass

    David Grass LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 485

    I had a problem in one of the sensors, that tells the walker you are sitting on it, or tells the walker you have the blades on, I had to get mowing that day, so i just hot wired it, snipped all connections to the sensors and wired em up. It worked to start it, but the blade sensor is a really strange beast, you have to reset the distance on it when you hot wire it, or when the blades are engaged, it runs at half power??? Once I got all that done, it has worked great ever sense, but I would not recommend this as an answer, take it in and get it looked at. I just really had no choice at the time (long weekend of mowing)
  3. turfmastersplus

    turfmastersplus LawnSite Member
    Posts: 15

    make sure your speed lever is all the way back aginst the safty switch
  4. traman

    traman LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 712

    are all safety switches working ok pto clutch off mower in neutral emergency brake on if all is ok are you sure no electricity is getting to the starter relay?need to check with test light ,also make sure all terminals are tight and power getting to ignition switch
  5. Triple L

    Triple L LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 507

    same problem with myn, brought it to the dealer,. he said the switch was shot, warrenty work. got new switch.
  6. Mowmoregrass

    Mowmoregrass LawnSite Member
    Posts: 55

    Take a pair of needle nose pliers and pull the plunger in and out of the blade safety switch. Also check the purple wire to the starter.

    TJLANDS LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,669

    if the oil lights etc. do not come on at all and your sure its not the batterry connections, its a bad key switch
  8. DennisW

    DennisW LawnSite Member
    Posts: 5

    Thanks for all these ideas. It's getting dark, I'll try them out in the morning. It must be one of these.
  9. Mowmoregrass

    Mowmoregrass LawnSite Member
    Posts: 55

    The purple wire comes out of the relay. I have seen the wire corrode at the back up the relay.
  10. lawnandplow42

    lawnandplow42 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 508

    maybe check the wires on the coil.

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