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  1. #51
    Elite Member Don87's Avatar
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    Default Re: GC 2300 wont start

    Thanks for checking in. Keep us posted on the outcome.
    Don

    MF GC2400, FEL, 60in.MMM, 5ft. Cultivator, Single Bottom Plow, Bush Hog RTC48 tiller, MF 2360 front mount snowblower, 5ft backblade. BXpanded Piranha toothbar.

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    Default Re: GC 2300 wont start

    "All" of us with GCs are listening... figuring we may be next on the list....

    Thanks for the updates. Hope you get it figured out (and let us know!).
    '07 GC2310 TLB, 2360 snowblower, 2325 MMM, Bro-Tek thumb, Woods GTC40-2 tiller, Woods RB-60 back blade, KK TYR-60 landscape rake, DR 60" Power Grader
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    Default Re: GC 2300 wont start

    Hey guys....just to close the loop on this...it was the ignition. Thanks to all for your patience and help.

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    Default Re: GC 2300 wont start

    All GC owners: Be sure to keep the opening for the key covered, or the key in it when storing your tractor outside, or washing it.

    There are now several reports of corroded ignition switches. And, unrelated broken wires on them.

    We now need to see if this broken ignition switch wire issue is the same wire each time, and if we can do anything to prevent it.

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    Default Re: GC 2300 wont start

    "...keep the opening for the key covered.... " I do, and replaced the plastic cover, which broke off; didn't want to do without it.

    So MFGC2300-- was it the switch itself, or something else??
    '07 GC2310 TLB, 2360 snowblower, 2325 MMM, Bro-Tek thumb, Woods GTC40-2 tiller, Woods RB-60 back blade, KK TYR-60 landscape rake, DR 60" Power Grader
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    Default Re: GC 2300 wont start

    He told me it was just the switch.

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    Default Re: GC 2300 wont start

    Ray, is that thing easily repairable? Expensive? Hmmmm... I'm thinking having a spare switch on hand might not be a bad idea... WBB
    '07 GC2310 TLB, 2360 snowblower, 2325 MMM, Bro-Tek thumb, Woods GTC40-2 tiller, Woods RB-60 back blade, KK TYR-60 landscape rake, DR 60" Power Grader
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    Default Re: GC 2300 wont start

    List is $60. But my understanding is, so far repairing the broken wire puts it back in service.

    I am not ready to purchase one for stock,..yet.

    I have not seen the corrosion first hand. But, I would think it would be visible if you made the effort to see the connections on the back of the switch.

    My tractor won the lottery when I bought it, Fergie was immediately put on light duty, semi retirement. It has been kept indoors. And doesn't even go out to plow snow when the weather is bad anymore, (only because I don't want to be out there). So, I don't know if mine has any corrosion, but I will look this summer.

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    Default Re: GC 2300 wont start

    I'm going through this same "no start" issue with our 2300. I couldn't get to the starter to try and jump it as it's still on the log landing and I didn't bring the proper tools with me (a Philips screwdriver)! LOL I checked all fuses and what I believe to be the starter relay, it doesn't appear that I have power across it when key is in "start" mode so I think that is suspect more than anything else. I have power to one side with key over to "start" and nothing on the other side of the relay. Hopefully I'll get some time tomorrow after work to check things some more. First time the little girl as not fired. I did check all the safety positions but I want to see if there is one under the foreword/reverse pedal (it's hydra-static drive).
    dave

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    Default Re: GC 2300 wont start

    Quote Originally Posted by davedj1 View Post
    I'm going through this same "no start" issue with our 2300. I couldn't get to the starter to try and jump it as it's still on the log landing and I didn't bring the proper tools with me (a Philips screwdriver)! LOL I checked all fuses and what I believe to be the starter relay, it doesn't appear that I have power across it when key is in "start" mode so I think that is suspect more than anything else. I have power to one side with key over to "start" and nothing on the other side of the relay. Hopefully I'll get some time tomorrow after work to check things some more. First time the little girl as not fired. I did check all the safety positions but I want to see if there is one under the foreword/reverse pedal (it's hydra-static drive).
    dave
    Every one that hasn't started so far, has been either the ignition switch, (look for a wire broken off), or the ground strap to the engine.

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