17.5 hp 42 in. Deck Lawn Tractor – CA Model

New battery , new ignition module new filter fuel system cleaned and checked now blowing fuses after running a couple of minutes

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Overloaded circuits, short circuits and ground faults are all legitimate reasons why your fuses blow on a regular basis or causes for your fuse box to trip out. Other causes could be a result or ageing or faulty wiring as well as power surges.
The fuse block location may vary with the age and style of the mower, but is generally located along the wiring harness between the battery and the key switch. On our current style riding mowers, the fuse will either be: A) Under the hood, behind the steering dash panel.
Electric lawnmowers may cut out for two main reasons: A faulty power switch or a loose cable connection. An overheating motor can cause the thermal cut out to trip.
Remove the fuse from its holder. In some cases you may need a small screwdriver to unscrew the fuse holder cap. Look at the fuse wire. If there is a visible gap in the wire or a dark or metallic smear inside the glass then the fuse is blown and needs to be replaced.
No, not advised. Increasing the fuse rating means in case of a fault, the fuse does not blow out and the wiring which is designed for 20amps may lead to fire 🔥.
You can expect to get anywhere from six to ten years out of your riding mower, or longer with proper care and maintenance. Like most machines, riding lawn mower life varies depending on a number of factors including terrain, maintenance and upkeep, number of hours used, and more.
The simple answer to how to stop your circuit breaker from tripping in your fuse board is to not overload your electrical circuits. Everything from your power outlets to your electrical wires is rated for a certain amount of electrical current and exceeding that will cause your breakers to trip.
Open the cover on the consumer unit to see which switches have tripped to the OFF position. Put them back to the ON position. If tripping occurs again, it is probably being caused by a faulty appliance. You need to identify which circuit is affected and which appliance on that circuit is causing the problem.
The answer: It`s possible, but not advisable without an electrician evaluating the situation. You should never just upgrade from a 15-amp breaker to a 20-amp one just because the current one is tripping. Otherwise, you may burn your house down via electrical fire.
Fuses often aren`t sized properly. Thus, a 30-amp fuse will fit into the same space as a 15-amp fuse. The whole purpose for any protection is to protect from having a fire.
In general, NO. Replacing a fuse with a higher-amp fuse is a very bad idea and can lead to fires. Fuses (and circuit breakers) are rated such that they blow or trip before any part of the circuit gets to a dangerous current.
When a fuse blows in your car, it usually causes minor issues such as loss of interior lights, radion, turn signals or some climate control features. However, a blown fuse can prevent your car from starting in some cases.
Do not use a fuse with a lower rating– don`t put a 20 amp fues in a 30 amp circuit–because it probably will blow prematurely. Conversely replacing a 20-amp fuse with one rated at 30 amps is dangerous because it may not blow soon enough and damage an electrical component or start a wiring fire.
As a rough rule of thumb, a single-cylinder mower with 500-750 hours would be considered a high miler, but that`s not to say it`s all worn out. A well-maintained mower will go on and on, as said earlier, my own ride-on mower has about 1000 hours and still pulls its weight around here.
The biggest difference between these two lawn mowers can be found under the hood. Garden tractors often feature higher horsepower engines to support the demands of multiple tasks while lawn tractors typically provide lower horsepower engines since they specialize mainly in lawn mowing.
Touch the metal shaft of a screwdriver to both of the large terminals at the same time. If the engine turns over and starts, the solenoid is bad and should be replaced. If the starter motor does not run, the motor itself is probably defective.
If the starter engages but does not disengage when you let go of the key, the solenoid is likely bad and the starter may suffer significant damage as a result. Sometimes your car starts, sometimes it doesn`t. Intermittent operation can be a sign of a failing starter solenoid.
A blown fuse does not always mean that there is something wrong with your electrical system or fuse box, it usually occurs when too much output goes through the fuse. However, do not keep replacing a fuse if it blows immediately after you replace it. In these instances, call an electrician.
A blown fuse does not always mean that there is something wrong with your electrical system or fuse box, it usually occurs when too much output goes through the fuse. However, do not keep replacing a fuse if it blows immediately after you replace it. In these instances, call an electrician.

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Why does the fuse to the PTO system keep blowing?
ANSWER : Because there is a short between the fuse and the electric clutch or a dead short within the electro-magnetic clutch.

My zero turn burns pto switch’s repeatedly without blowing
fuses. Can you please help!
ANSWER : Go to a smaller fuse, but it sounds like the PTO is shorted somewhere:http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&cd=4&ved=0CCoQFjAD&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.mymowerparts.com%2Fpdf%2FCub_Cadet%2FCub_Cadet_Service_and_Repair_Manuals%2FCub_Cadet_RZT_Series_Zero_Turn_Service_Repair_Manual.pdf&rct=j&q=Cub%20Cadet%20RZT%20mower%20manual%20pdf&ei=sWbITayPEoSbtweSvqmSBA&usg=AFQjCNEAreyaCVOyDN0SaP-6A0cxzha8bA&cad=rja

Cub Cadet zero turn:Engine starts and runs about 5 seconds before blowing 20 amp fuse.
ANSWER : You may have a faulty voltage regualtor that is blowing fuse. Have you tried a fuse that is 5 more amps?

Husqvana keeps blowing fuse & when i disconnect a wire from the fuel managment system it doesnt blow
ANSWER : Look at the solenoid on the carb the wire starts to break and short out on the solenoid housing

I have a cub cadet mower 2166, It wont start it keeps blowing the red wire fuse, I thought it was the battery so I bought a new one and cleaned the cables and ground wires, and I didnt see any loose or broken wires. as soon as you turn the key on it blows fuses please help
There is a wire shorted to ground (metal) somewhere…check all the wiring for a bare spot somewhere… this is causing the short…repalce the wire and you will be good…
finding the bad spot is the hard part…


Turned pto off when finished mowing then turned it back on and it does not come on
ANSWER : Check the wiring to the PTO first. if it is good either the PTO or its inline fuse has failed. try the fuse first as it is much cheaper. if it just blows again you are back to replacing the PTO.

My Toro LX425 keeps on blowing 20 amp fuses when I am mowing the yard. Why is it doing that?
ANSWER : A fuse will blow if: a positive wire is being grounded to the frame or two much current is being passed thru it.

My ride on tractor ( husqvarna yth 1848 xp) blew a fuse and I replaced it and it ran for 10 min, then stopped. AS sson as you turn the key to the on position it blows the fuse again. Seems like there is a short somewhere. Trouble shot for sometime but can not get the fuse to stop blowing.
ANSWER : Follow the wire from the fuse and you should be able to find the short. if not start unplugging lights and all safety switches and i am sure you will find it.