/ Blowing fuse on Craftsman riding mower after startup #21
- Jul 31, 2017
- North Tx
- 841 ford,MF65,Cub Lowboy,,Ford 600
Thank you for sharing that. To be certain I'm clear on seat switch,does "In this case the seat switch is not part of the start circuit, so doesn't effect starting" mean one can stand beside machine,push clutch down and start machine while seat is vacant ? What is the seat switches purpose?@jaxs In this case the seat switch is not part of the start circuit, so doesn't effect starting. Shorted voltage regulator normally blows the fuse as soon as the key is turn on. A short in the wiring could also cause the regulator to put out more amps than the system can handle and blow fuses, but not likely. In this case the voltage regulator would be connected to the key switch since it also involves an amp gauge. The issue could also be heat related meaning that the failed component only shorts when hot. Electric PTO clutches will do that as well as the regulator and fuel solenoid if equipped.