where are the fuses on a Crapsmen rider? 2004 model

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by thefed, Nov 4, 2007.

  1. thefed

    thefed LawnSite Senior Member
    from Ohio
    Messages: 350

    My wife uses a craftsmen 2004 yard tractor with 18.5 horse brigss intek to mow our back grass

    i was changing the battery, and dropped the ratchet, shorting out something ( including my skin! burnt!!!!)

    i cant seem to find a fuse? The red wire goes from battery toa terminal mounted beneath the dash....i still get power there, but cant get power after that terminal no matter what. on that same terminal are 2 other small wires (i assume these are safety switch wires?) then another big red wire coming of and going to the starter

    Any ideas what couldve happened?

  2. Maxify

    Maxify LawnSite Member
    Messages: 93

    Most Crapsman (B&S) tractors are made by MTD.With that in mind the fuses will be under the dash. That is to say, behind the steering wheel. BTW, never ever jump start that motor with anything but another battery of like amperage/size. The resulting shock to the electrical system will short the volt reg or the stator. Then you're looking at tearing most of the top end of the motor down to get to the necessary parts for replacements.
  3. thefed

    thefed LawnSite Senior Member
    from Ohio
    Messages: 350

    i found the fuse, 20a, and it was blown. I replaced it, and it fired right up

    BUT: Every time I pull the pto button to engage the blades, the fuse blows. I see the surge happen in the anmeter (sp?)...it goes to ZERO right when i pull the red button. Then, i cant start it up again because the fuse is blown. Im referring to the 20a fuse between the ignition and starter

    Any clues?
  4. newz7151

    newz7151 LawnSite Silver Member
    from Tejas
    Messages: 2,419

    Sorry, Craftsman mowers are made under the HusqvarnaAB (formerly Electrolux) company brand. And the Briggs&Stratton engine is not the only engine used on the Husqvarna lines and doesn't have much bearing on the location of the fuse.
  5. thefed

    thefed LawnSite Senior Member
    from Ohio
    Messages: 350

    any idea about the fuse blowing situation???
  6. leeker

    leeker LawnSite Member
    Messages: 51

    did you have this problem with the pto shutting down before you dropped the ratchet in there!!!!
  7. MHM

    MHM LawnSite Member
    Messages: 29

    Trace the wires from the PTO switch and see if the ratchet hit the wires and damaged the insulation.

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