In Reply to: Re: 2N start button stopped working posted by Tim Daley(MI) on June 28, 2020 at 12:40:33:
Take your battery to a reliable shop and have it bench tested under load on their test equipment.
Yes, that was my last resort (once I eliminated other possibilities). Taking
the battery to the shop these days is riskier than for most folks, given my
age and medical history. So I wanted to eliminate other possibilities first.
It just seemed strange that the battery ran the starter fine early in the day
and then couldn't bump the starter at all. I suppose a plate might have shorted,
though I would think the voltage would be reading less than 6 volts (which it is).
NO NO NO, there is NO solenoid on the 9N/2N starter motor- not the problem.
Thanks - that's what I was trying to rule out.
Study your diagram. Do you have the 1-Wire Generator with the roundcan cutout? Do you have a belt tensioning device on the genny?
Yes, and I replaced the generator a few years ago, after which the tractor kept
the battery charged for a couple of seasons. But maybe it quit - my ammeter
doesn't work so I plan to replace that.
If belt tension isn't maintained, you will never charge the battery with your genny. You can motor test genny, starter, battery and cutout at your trusty shop.
Couldn't find a local shop to test the generator, but I was able to bench test it myself
when I replaced it (tested the one I bought too). I put in a new cutout when I did that.
Best to download the MPC's -save on your desktop in a folder (they are free -need Adobe to get them in pdf) and find your FO-4 manual.
Will do. Thanks!