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Wam Issues

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by JohnnyRoyale, Jun 5, 2008.

  1. JohnnyRoyale

    JohnnyRoyale LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 616

    Jacobsen HR5111, 230 hours, operator brings to my attention tonite the machine won't turn off at times, and shuts off while in use at others. Also complains of zero traction on the slightest slopes. Anyone have any experience with these things and know what gives? This is my second unit and i have had no problems with the other one so I'm thinking theres an electrical issue-what do you guys think?
  2. GreenLightLawnCareInc

    GreenLightLawnCareInc LawnSite Member
    from Indiana
    Posts: 58

    I am having a problem like that....let me know what you find out!
  3. JohnnyRoyale

    JohnnyRoyale LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 616

    The problem was elecrical, and was taken care of way back when. Apparantly the prior owner (some municipality) had a strobe light installed and spliced into the wrong wiring, and there was a grounding issue.

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