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Exmark shut down while mowing

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by DoninVa, Apr 19, 2007.

  1. DoninVa

    DoninVa LawnSite Member
    Messages: 4

    Hey everyone...its my first post so I will try to be as detailed as I can.

    I just purchased an older Exmark model LZ25KC604. She shut down on me while cutting the grass and would not start back up.

    This mower has a 12v solenoid switch that looks to only control the starter. When I jumped the solenoid, the engine would turn over. I am getting no "click" noises from the solenoid when the key is turned to start. I only get a small click from the engine (kohler 25) when the key is in the on position, but believe that could be the fuel valve. I don't believe it to be the 12v solenoid because I would assume that it only controls the starter.

    Is there any way to narrow down which switch/wire is bad?

    Thanks in advance for any help

  2. Restrorob

    Restrorob LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,029

    Sounds like you had a safety switch go south on you, I would start by checking the seat switch.
  3. DoninVa

    DoninVa LawnSite Member
    Messages: 4

    is there a way to check these without a meter? maybe jumping them? I am trying to avoid the costs of having the dealer come get it, have a 2 week turnaround, and delivering it back to the house all for a $30.00 switch.

    thanks again

  4. Bill Kapaun

    Bill Kapaun LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 944

    Jump a switch will work.
    Also a 12V test light. Place leads on either side of the switch. IF the switch is open, the bulb will light when V is applied. (the TL "completes" the circuit and thus lights up)

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