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How to Identify and Fix Common Gardening Problems ?

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Why did the fuse blow? A fuse may blow from a temporary electrical surge in the wiring harness, such as when the battery is improperly connected. A fuse may also blow as a result of a direct electrical short somewhere in the wiring harness or electrical system.
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.
The fuse used on most of our riding mowers is a 20 ampere, 12 volt, automotive-type, two-prong, flat-blade fuse ( known as. SAE ATC® style).
Unplug all appliances on that problem circuit and switch off any immersion heaters (if you have one), boilers, outside lights etc. Switch the tripped switch to the ON position and plug in the appliances one by one until the trip goes again. If it does trip again then you will require a new appliance.
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.
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 🔥.
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.
This occurs when there`s an electrical fault or too much power flows through a circuit. There are two types of fuse boxes – modern trip switch fuse boxes and traditional fuse boxes, which are more common in older homes. These have fuse wires that need replacing when they break.
First, and most commonly, when too many lights or plug-in appliances draw power from the circuit, it can overload the capacity of the fuse and cause the metal ribbon inside the fuse to melt through. The result is that all lights, outlets, and appliances powered by the circuit will go dead suddenly.
A Short Circuit in the Electrical System:

A short happens when there is a poor connection between two conductors supplying electricity, which then causes an overload to the circuit. This overload causes the fuse to blow to prevent the wiring from overheating and melting.

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Why does my mower keep blowing my yellow fuse
ANSWER : The fuse is for the battery, look over the red battery wire for a short to the frame.

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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.

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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

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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
ANSWER : Hi,
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…

heatman101

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Key start Toro Recycle blows fuse when the key is turned.
ANSWER : Bad wire shorting to ground. Repair.

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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?

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FUSE BLOWS WHEN BLADES ARE ENGAGED CRAFTSMAN MODEL # 917.27686
ANSWER : Most probably you have a wire shorting to the frame of your mower.Trace (follow) the wires from the switch, checking for any frayed, burned, or bare wires.Repair as needed.

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2007 Husqvarna Riding mower blade will not engage when switch pulled out. Fuse blows & mower dies! Help!
ANSWER : Sounds like you electric blade clutch is bad. I just had the same thing happen to my exmark mower. I was cutting grass and the engine just shut down. It would not crank over. Checked the fuses and replaced one blown fuse. The engine wanted to crank over but it was locked up. I looked the engine over and seen that the bearing in the electric clutch seized up causing the clutch to melt.

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