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    Post John Deere LX188 - Ignition problem

    Tried to jumpstart the mower with my battery charger connected to the battery last week and shorted something out in the system. Bought a new starter solenoid and put it on this afternoon. When I attempt to reconnect the battery, the starter tries to engage with no key in the switch. Could the ingnition switch be burnt up as well. Any ideas would be appreciated.
    Last edited by mktpst; 04-20-2012 at 10:36 PM. Reason: Added info

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    Default Re: John Deere LX188 - Ignition problem



    Any chance the + and - terminals were switched when the charger was connected?
    If so, might have blown something that way. What symptom caused you to replace the solenoid? Just intuition?

    Now that it wants to start when connecting the battery, is there a chance a wire is on the wrong terminal?

    But don't have any good ideas at the moment, but suspect some will read and fffer some help.

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    Default Re: John Deere LX188 - Ignition problem

    Quote Originally Posted by beenthere View Post


    Any chance the + and - terminals were switched when the charger was connected?
    If so, might have blown something that way. What symptom caused you to replace the solenoid? Just intuition?

    Now that it wants to start when connecting the battery, is there a chance a wire is on the wrong terminal?

    But don't have any good ideas at the moment, but suspect some will read and fffer some help.
    Try connecting only the battery pos wire to the main solenoid post and not other wires. If the starter still cranks the solenoid is a dud.

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