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Gravely blowing 30 amp fuse

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by BoogieDog, Apr 20, 2006.

  1. BoogieDog

    BoogieDog LawnSite Member
    Messages: 20

    Any thoughts why the fuse on my Graveley "Commercial 12" is blowing fuses all of a sudden. The wire got very hot, the engine started faltering and then the fuse blew, engine stopped and wouldn't turn over. Then two more fuses, same thing. I can't see anything obviously wrong.
  2. Restrorob

    Restrorob LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,029

    Check the pos. feed wire on the back of the ignition switch for rust or corrosion, That wire gets hot and cooks the contacts inside the switch and causes a short.
  3. BoogieDog

    BoogieDog LawnSite Member
    Messages: 20

    That sounds like a good place to start. Thanks for your quick reply. Looks like I probably need a new ignition switch, which is my next question. Where do I get one?
  4. Restrorob

    Restrorob LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,029

    You can go here; http://partsradar.arinet.com/Script...oginID=ariensc&loginpwd=consumer&Partner=ARNS and click on Gravely dealer to locate your nearest one or the part # is 019223 and call around other shops to see if they have a cross, Many after-market company's stock this switch.
    Also make sure the connector inside the plastic holder is not burnt, That is common too when this happens.
  5. rluscomb

    rluscomb LawnSite Member
    Messages: 31

    I have a z252 and it started blowing fuses, turned out that the wire from the ignition was comming loose and then arching causing a short. but start in this general area

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