John Deere GX1320 blades will not engage

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by rbrito, May 4, 2008.

  1. rbrito

    rbrito LawnSite Member
    Messages: 2

    I have a JD GX1320 that will not even attempt to engage the blades. Is there a fusable link, fuse or other safety shut off that I am missing?
  2. deereman

    deereman LawnSite Senior Member
    from USA
    Messages: 518

    yes there should be a fuse, look for it somewhere in the line previous to the engagement switch.
  3. rbrito

    rbrito LawnSite Member
    Messages: 2

    To those with this problem, I replaced my battery which I knew I needed anyway. I had been starting with my booster charger two weeks in a row. Lo and behold, I depressed the blade engage button and it worked. My only explanation is that there was insufficient power to send a signal from the electronic switch.
  4. grass-scapes

    grass-scapes LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,552

    Had the same problem last year. Weak battery will not let the clutch engage. Needs a certain voltage to engage it.

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