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    Senior Member edbeek's Avatar
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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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    Default Re: Compact Pro electrics repair

    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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    Default Re: Compact Pro electrics repair

    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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