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What to Do If Your Tractor Won`t Start, Just Clicks. If your John Deere won`t crank and all you hear are clicking sounds when you turn the key, you likely have a bad battery or a bad connection somewhere between the battery and the starter. Double check that the alternator and battery connections are clean and tight.
If your lawn mower battery won`t hold a charge, verify connections are clean and tight first, then connect it to the charger. If it isn`t fully charged within 8 hours, your battery is dead and you`ll need to replace it. If your lawn mower battery does charge fully, the charge should not drain if it is not in use.
It has an internal combustion chamber, an alternator, a 12-volt lead-acid battery, etc. A riding lawn mower with an especially small engine may have a 6-volt battery. The lawn mower`s alternator keeps its battery charged.
The most common cause for the engine not turning over is simply the battery. Either the battery itself is dead, the terminals are corroded so the current can`t travel through them, or the battery cables themselves are damaged. Inspect your battery terminals and cables, and test the battery.
Tractor may be starving for fuel.

Sometimes the fuel cap prevents the fuel tank from breathing. The fuel tank can develop a vacuum. This could cause fuel to stop running to the engine – causing it to stall. If this is the case, give it an hour or two, and the tank pressure will reset and equalize.

For the easiest alternator test, simply turn on the headlights to your lawn mower or outdoor power equipment. Then, turn off the engine. If the lights dim, the alternator works. If not, it doesn`t.
You can also attempt to recover the battery by overcharging the fully charged battery using a low amp trickle charger. Charge the battery for 24 hours using a regulated current of 200mA (milliAmps). This will boost the battery`s terminal voltage to 2.50-2.66 volts per cell and raise the battery`s internal temperature.
If you are using a 10-amp charger, your mower`s battery should charge in approximately one hour. Of course, connecting the battery to a lawn mower battery charger that has fewer amps may extend charging time.
While you can jumpstart your lawn mower`s battery with your car, you shouldn`t let your car charge your lawn mower. Most vehicles and lawnmowers both use 12-volt batteries, but a car`s alternator provides way too much power for a lawnmower battery to handle.
You can leave the battery there while charging — there`s no need to remove it. Connect the charging cables. Connect the charger`s red cable to the positive battery terminal and the black cable to the negative battery terminal. Set the voltage and amp level.
The Spark Plugs

The engine`s spark plugs get worn down and damaged over time due to use. A faulty spark plug can cause hard starts, low fuel consumption, and reduced performance. Spark plugs can be one of the first things you check when your tractor performance is off.

Loose, Dirty or Disconnected Spark Plug in Your Lawn Mower: Check it out, clean off debris, re-connect and tighten. Dirty Air Filter: Clean or replace. Fuel Not Reaching the Engine: Tap the side of the carburetor to help the flow of gas. If this doesn`t work, you might need a new fuel filter.

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I have John Deere GX345. It does not start consistently. When it doesn’t start the plugs have no spark. The problem is intermittent.All electrical connections look clean and no corrosion. Re- seated all connections. Fuel flow is good because I can smell raw fuel while cranking the motor. I replaced the fuel lines last year. Thank you for your help. Daryl Witowski
ANSWER : Look for a small silver box with 1 wire on it mounted to the motor. It is a temp sensor and will keep it from firing…Just had to replace mine…

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My Tractor (425) won't start – John Deere 420,1020,2010,2020,2510,2520 Tractor Float
ANSWER : If you have no spark the first thing to replace the time delay module on the left rear side of engine. Its black and about 2 inches by 1 inch with yellow,red,orange and black wires going to it. Replacement is round shaped with same amount of wires.If no fuel to carb check for flow at filter, if theres flow but no pressure look for a split fuel line in tank between pump and sender.

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Spake plug is not spakeing – John Deere Original 130 160 165 175 180 185 Operators
ANSWER : Hi Lloyd
Make sure you are getting spark at the spark plug, to do this:Remove your spark plug and check to be sure you are getting a bright blue spark at the spark plug.You do this by grounding the plug on the head of the engine and cranking the engine or by pulling the crank rope…watching the plug for spark.If you are getting a nice blue spark then skip A below and go to B.
A…If you do not get a nice blue spark then you may need to replace the electronic module.Note: If you have to replace the module be sure to measure the position it is in, it is critical to starting.The clearance can be measured with a “business card”…use the card for the right clearance between the coil and the flywheel.Take a picture for later reassembly.
B…Also take some fine grit sandpaper (not emery) and lightly sand the flywheel where the magnet is located to clean any rust or corrosion from the magnet area.Please rate meBud

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Z425 zero turn turns over but won t crank – John Deere 48" 65Bushel Zero Turn Tractor Bagger
ANSWER : I would recommend that you check your fuel filter to see if it is dirty/clogged, check you spark plug to see if it is getting fire. Replace either if needed. If you are not getting spark there are only a few things that it could be, either a coil, pick up coil, or magneto.

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Problem starting every time when starting cold I have to crank engine several times, after it runs it will start every time until it sets for a few days, then back to the repeated cranking.
ANSWER : Thats perfectly normal

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Battery not charging, when disconnect battery it dies
ANSWER : Go to any auto parts store and have the battery tested for free, after verifying a good battery, check, & clean all connections with sand paper. Battery, cables, ground wire to body… After verifying connections, test “stator” charging system for engine… It will be located behind the flywheel.

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My john deere z425 start fine but does not move
ANSWER : Check drive pulleys and belts.

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How do i replace a clutch on a JD 3020 tractor
ANSWER : Break it in half, then get with it.

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