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 12-16-2006, 18:45 Post: 138083
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Any suggestions? I drove my JD4300 all day today, using the back blade to re-grade the driveway. Nothing big. I shut it down after a few hours (let it idle for a while first). When I went to put it in the garage, the starter cranks and cranks - but she won't start. It was about 40 degrees at the time. I did use the pre-heater, and also used a blow dryer to try to heat up various areas. Any suggestions? I am suspecting the fuel cut-off solonoid. I did check the resistance and all seemed to be okay. Could it still be bad? Help.






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 12-16-2006, 20:06 Post: 138085
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 John Deere 4300 will not start...HELP

Can you see the glow from the preheat? Ie is the preheat working?
Are you sure it is pumping fuel. What color is the exhaust as you are cranking?






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 12-16-2006, 21:54 Post: 138090
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Good questions. The preheat light comes on - the one on the dash. I'm not sure where to look otherwise (at the actual preheat itself). I don't think there is smoke coming out of the stack, and I really can't say for sure if there is fuel flowing. It does seem like there's no fuel flowing, otherwise it should start.....it cranks healthy, but no juice. I did pull the fuel filter and it seemed fine.






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 12-16-2006, 22:11 Post: 138092
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The piston in the fuel shut down sol has oil in back of take the sol push the piston in and put it back on will start. until it fills up again needs new sol






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 12-17-2006, 00:55 Post: 138094
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I think kentfield is right, I remember this happening to someone elses 43 or 4400 a couple years ago. Someone with a better memory can tell you more details. Best of luck. Frank.






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 12-17-2006, 07:09 Post: 138096
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On thr right rear side of motor the wire harness has a junction for the fuel selonid. For what ever reason from that junction to the selonid seems to cause the problem.

I have been there several times. It has caused me enough stress... There does not seem to be any loose or bad connections. The wire seems good. Plug it back in and mine starts. It has happened 2x to me in 1200+ hours and my neighbors 1x.

I use an good quality electric grease in the plugs and on the terminals.

Do not go buy stuff untill you check this area.

Also as an after thought recheck your safety switches.

If you just need to get it running you can use a jumper wire to the selonid. Thats how I get it from the summer shed to the shop to work on it.

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 12-17-2006, 09:20 Post: 138102
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Thanks for the advice. I'm going to try it this morning. When I unpluged the soloriginally, there was dirt in the plug. I loaded it with grease, so I'm thinking it may be the piston, as this is a common problem with these sols.






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 12-17-2006, 11:17 Post: 138103
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Thanks for the advice everyone. I removed the sol this morning, and pushed in the piston. A bunch or greasy black stuff came out - not sure if it was oil, it looked more like greasy black stuff. I put the sol back on the tractor after cleaning the connectors and loading them with dielectric grease. After two stalls, she finally started and is working fine. Does anyone think I should replace the sol, or just leave it alone? Are the new ones built better, in that they wont cause problems?






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 12-17-2006, 12:22 Post: 138109
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I don't recall any fluid in mine. I would not rush out and buy a new one unless it fails again for the same reason in a very short time.

Good Thread Harvey






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 12-17-2006, 23:27 Post: 138142
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I think the new solenoids are made alittle differently so this doesn't happen any more. If I remember correctly, there is a groove in the side of the plunger so the oil can get past. You also may have a thermistor that is failing. The thermistor controls how long the pull-in windings of the solenoid stay engaged. It is located behind the fuse panel. Pull the fuse panel out and cut out the old one and then solder in a new one. It is part number LVU10323 and is alot cheaper than a new solenoid. It is a small square orange device about 3/8" square. We call it a "chicklet" (gum). Maybe I am showing my age, do they still make "chicklets"?






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