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    Default Re: Compact Pro electrics repair

    For the first time in 1400 hours my CompactPro let me down & I couldn't finish a job on Saturday.
    The hydro belt idler pulley blew a bearing.
    When it went, I was thinking $3000 engine replacement, but a $15 bearing and it's good to go again

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    Default Re: Compact Pro electrics repair

    Same thing happened to me at 1200 hrs on my Hustler.
    Nearly finished a job and I had no movement, so had to winch the machine onto the trailer.
    Inconvenient. Luckily I had all the replacement pulleys sitting on the bench waiting to be changed. That one was $15.

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    I got the starting issue on mine sorted last year with the bad fuse holder, but I still had the problem with intermittent shutting down of the engine.

    Sometimes it would go for hours with no problem, other times it would just shut off while mowing or even when just warming up on the trailer.
    It would always fire up again no problem.
    All of the safeties seemed to be ok & it didn't seem like a fuel problem, although I checked that out as well.

    If it happened when mowing, I'd try to hit the PTO switch before it died completely to save it throwing a deck belt, and one time I bumped the key switch & it fired up again. So every time it shut down, I'd quickly wriggle the key & it would kick in again.

    So I put a new switch on last night. It was a 6 pin Indak switch, but they are all configured differently. Ended up a GA Spares switch to suit some John Deeres was exactly right for mine.

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    Default Re: Compact Pro electrics repair

    my cox was doing that Ed, it turned out to the be the fuel solenoid on the carby - the plug on the bottom where the lead attached was loose enough to make a bad earth connection occasionally




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    I cut the tip off the fuel solenoid early in the process to rule that out Paul. Just have to let it idle down for a bit before shutting off now to stop any backfire.

    Gave it a lap this morning & everything seems to be working OK, so hopefully problem solved.... but hard to know with intermittant issues.

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    When my work slowed down for winter i thought I'd do some maintenance on the Gravely.
    Started with top engine seal & a breather gasket under the flywheel to stop a messy engine weep.
    Then front wheel & caster bearings.
    Took the seat off to get re-upholstered.
    Pulled the blade spindles and put new bearings in them. New bearings in the idlers. New bushes in the rear deck hangers.

    Thought that was enough to keep it going.

    Got the seat back yesterday & started it up & the clutch was making bad noises, so had to replace the bearings in it this morning.

    Probably time to replace it, but haven't found anything that suits me better and can't get the 44" in AU anymore.

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    Default Re: Compact Pro electrics repair

    well done........ l feel slack now




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    Default Re: Compact Pro electrics repair

    How many hours has yours got on it now Paul?
    I probably over-service mine, but I don't want to be worrying about breakdowns during the busy times.

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    under 150.....l def over service the kawa, same with my ute




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    Default Re: Compact Pro electrics repair

    I think mine had about 350 hrs before I replaced the spindle bearings the first time and they weren't bad then. I just didn't trust the non greasable sealed bearings.
    One to watch is the seal at the bottom of the caster yoke. I've damaged a couple of them and that lets dirt/dust into the lower taper bearing of the yoke.

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