JD F525 deck switch problem ??

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by Road Ruler, Sep 3, 2009.

  1. Road Ruler

    Road Ruler LawnSite Member
    Messages: 84

    One time out of 3 the deck start up switch does not start the deck. The switch is hard to toggle as well. I'm about pull it apart to put a meter on the switch and check but wondering if the problem is down stream somewhere. I am not sure what the switch turns on..... solenoid?? Is there a known problem with the deck start up? Thnxs
  2. 1993lx172

    1993lx172 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,305

    It's an electric pto clutch, so the power goes from the switch to the clutch. I would check all the wire connections that might be your problem.
  3. Road Ruler

    Road Ruler LawnSite Member
    Messages: 84

    Update... I sprayed some contact cleaner into the switch and worked it a bit. With my glasses on LOL, I noticed the switch has a built in safety feature. It is designed to be lifted up before rocking it forward. I didn't realize this and was in error forcing it through the interloc:confused::hammerhead:

    It works much better now.

    Thnxs for the into on the clutch. Read all about it on the net.

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