Walker GHS systm

Discussion in 'Tractors' started by hunting202, Jun 25, 2002.

  1. hunting202

    hunting202 LawnSite Member
    from Alabama
    Messages: 19

    I have a '96 20hp Walker with a 42" deck. The GHS system works on and off. The thing will beep at me, but the chute won't turn about half the time. I called my local shop and they told me it may be a grounding problem. I don't have a week to let them look at it though. Any suggestions. Thanks.
  2. southside

    southside LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 790

    Check all the associated wiring for the chute motor. Check for damage wire insulation and loose fittings.
    Usually what causes intermittent faults like these.
  3. hunting202

    hunting202 LawnSite Member
    from Alabama
    Messages: 19

    i wiggle the plug underneath the catcher and that works sometimes. I will also play with the wires right underneath the motor. I am wondering if I need to take the whole rotating motor out, and if that would be too hard?
  4. captdevo

    captdevo LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 932

    bad ground on the powerfil motor.

    clean the ground wire and contact, and clean off where powerfil motor mounts to the box.

    if it works when you mess with the connection, you might need to crimp/solder ground terminal to ground wire.
  5. SoMaineGrass

    SoMaineGrass LawnSite Member
    Messages: 8

    The Alarm/Oscillator doesn't work on my machine either.
    If you pay attention to the sound of the blower, even with hearing protection on, you can tell when the bagger is full or you have a clog developing. My ear muffs have a radio and I can tell even with the local modern rock station blaring. Now I couldn't care less if the alarm works.

    Just a thought

    LAWNPROzII LawnSite Member
    Messages: 78

    We had the almost the same problem with ours took it in to the shop and the problem was that the hooper was warped so they adjusted the oscillator and works fine now.
  7. grasscutter122003

    grasscutter122003 LawnSite Member
    from georgia
    Messages: 28

    I've got a 96 walker with the 25 hp Kohler. Mine was doing that but it turned out to be the blade engagement handle not going up all the way because of the air intake snorkel. "Re-adjusted" snorkel mount and the problem is gone.
  8. shopbytch

    shopbytch LawnSite Member
    Messages: 37

    The powerfil is a nice luxery, but they are delicate and when they start to fail, it burns out the 30A circuit breaker. I give it one attempt and if it doesn't work-screw it. The horn goes from getting wet too often anyways.
  9. fixer67

    fixer67 LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,098

    I work in a Walker Dealer Ship. The only reason for the connector at the back of the hopper is it makes putting the hopper on quicker and easier at the factory. I have crimped and solder a few my self. All that grass corrodes all the connections. I have had to clean a few grounds on them my self.
  10. fixer67

    fixer67 LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,098

    I do not understand your problem. First thing is the motor for the power-fill is a 24 volt motor being ran on a 12 volt system. If the motor locked solid it would not trip a 30 amp breaker. That is why Walker uses a 24 volt motor in the first place. You must have a pinched wire or something going to it that is blowing fuses. That wet grass bit has me a little puzzled as well. Never see that happen. True the buzzer takes very little current to run but I do not thank that water in the switch which is sealed when new would give it enough current to buzz. I will have to do some test on that.

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