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 05-10-2007, 08:50 Post: 141981
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Ok wizards I have my first major problem with my 32-month-old BX23 with over 625 hours. It will not turn over. I have checked the pto lever (not engaged) then when I am off the seat with the key on I can hear the clicking when in engaging and disengaging the pto so I am saying that safety switch is ok. The key switch seems to be working because the dash lights come on and the glow plug light lights up. The foot pedal is in the neutral position as I can hear clicking with the key on and moving the pedal from forward to reverse. The hi low neutral lever is in neutral but I fear the problem is in that safety switch. I do not hear no clicking noise when I move that lever from hi to neutral to low then back to neutral. I have a call into service but at this time of year, I know that they are so very busy and will be slow to get to me over farmers. Therefore, I am hoping that I may be able to get my unit running with out their help.






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 05-10-2007, 15:31 Post: 141990
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We haven't found any one switch to give more trouble then the other but I think you have been doing fine getting to the bottom of it. I'd say it might be the range lever and have found some to just be out of adjustment some.






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 05-10-2007, 16:34 Post: 141991
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dont know if it's got one, seat occupied safety switch? or clutch switch

luck to you






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 05-11-2007, 02:52 Post: 142002
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RlSmith,

You're on the right track, and you're doing the right things. You seem to know what you're doing.

Start by eliminating one safety switch at a time, until you find the problem. You should be able to cheat each switch with a jumper wire, until you find out which one is causing you the problem. This technique will not work, however, should you be having trouble with two or more switches at the same time. (I hate it when that happens.)

Here's what to do in that case.

Cheat all of the safety switches with jumper wires and aligator clips. Your tractor should now start.


(WARNING....make sure all safety precautions are taken. You are about to override every safety feature built into your tractor!)


Now that your tractor is running, begin removing one jumper at a time, until the tractor no longer starts. You've now found one of the bad switches. Replace the jumper on the bad switch and contine this process until you are able to isolate any other faulty safety switches.

Now if you have a multi-meter, and you know how to test a switch using the resistance (ohms) function, you should be able to isolate any faulty switches without even once having to start your tractor. This is the much preferred method, and this is how it really should be done. This is the safest method, and I highly suggest this procedure be used.

You can get a cheap meter at your local hardware store, or radio shack. It's a great tool and it's always handy to have around.

If you need any help, just holler. I'd gladly lend a hand......er......a letter. hehehe.

Joel






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 05-11-2007, 08:22 Post: 142004
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Well I was right and thank you all for the info it is the HI-LO, neutral lever safety switch. Had a lot of dirt, grass, dried mud all around the pivot area and the switch. (glad BH was off) Jacked the rear up and got it started by placing a wedge between the pivot and the switch. BINGO it started. What I do not see is an easy way to adjust it, or do I have to replace it, and that does not look to be a nice job to get in there and do that.






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 05-11-2007, 13:01 Post: 142015
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RlSmith,

If the wedge tripped the switch, then I would guess that the switch is working properly, and there would be no need to replace it. Adjusting the switch should do the job.

I'm not familiar with your tractor model, so I wouldn't be able to help with the adjustment procedure, but as with most anything, none of these simple adjustments are easy. It seems that half of the machine has to be torn apart to fix even the smallest problems.

Best wishes.

Joel






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 05-15-2007, 15:14 Post: 142116
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For all who wants to know the Hi Lo trans lever safety switch can be adjusted. Not to difficult once you remove the tire and remove the seat belt and pull the 2 bolts holding the switch and the pivit arm, you can then take a 9/32 wrench or socket and move it. Have learned that I need to keep mud & ? from building up in this area better.






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