hello all I'm a new owner of a 312-8 tractor, have starting problems, came across a very small, what I believe is a relay between the battery and the dash,its about 2/3rd size of a cube of sugar silver on the outside blue on top with a hole bout the size of a pea, theres 6 pins with wires connected to it on the bottom do not know what this is any thoughts? I cannot determine the exact year of this machine for there is no tag anywhere only tag on engine kohler magnum md #m12s ser# 170370459 spec# 471527 I figure its mid to late 80s to early 90s. of all the wiring diagrams ive looked at it does not show any thing like what I just described also can that little circuit board be removed that's like a test point for idiot lights? any help would be appreciated jeff
Need some help with setting up electrical to the engine. I got this one wire I don't know where it goes! I thought it went to the starter but it doesn't fit. A grounding wire went there I believe. Any ideas or manuals? And a front tire as well
By Armin Buehlmann
I read through a few related posts but my symptoms sound different.
Have an '89-'90? Wheelhorse 520-H, model 4120OE01.
When I engage the PTO, the engine stalls. No fault indicators.
However, everything else seems normal:
- all lights work when pressing 'TEST'
- when I engage the PTO without sitting on the seat, the engine also stalls, but the 'SEAT' light comes on. Normal.
- when I try to start the engine with the PTO engaged, it won't start and 'PTO' lights up. Normal.
- after disconnecting the load (2-stage snow blower belt in this case) from the PTO, I get the same problem, engine stalls immediately. PTO pulley turns along fine with the remaining motion.
And I also need to mention: the first time it happened it was intermittent. The tractor and snowblower attachment were used over a month ago, without any problem.This time got above symptom upon startup. I didn't feel like shoveling so after revving the engine for a minute or two and a few 'encouraging' words, it worked. I switched the PTO off and on several times afterwards with no problem (engine warm, obviously). Today, with the engine cold, the problem is back.
I think there's enough reason to rule out the PTO- and seat- switches. But what else should I check?
This is my first time writing in the forum and I hope I've given enough clues without boring you.
Any hints and advice are appreciated.
PS any good tricks to counteract the belt tensioner on the 2-stage snow thrower (model 79361)? It is a bear to connect and disconnect.
Started fine 2 weeks ago. I left key in ignition and fear grandson may have turned it slightly to right a week ago.. not enough to engage starter but perhaps enough to drain battery.
Went to start it yesterday and no charge at all. Started charging it and battery began to take charge. However starter turned over but didnt turn engine over.
Question is do I just need more of a charge (more amps) or do I have another problem?
Lol, have 5 inches of snow headed here starting tonight so I need to get ahead of this today.
By Gas Man
I just bought my first Wheel Horse. She's a c-175 Automatic. Sounds like I stumbled onto a Crappy example of a Kohler as it has a KT17 series 1. The previous owner said "She was running when I shut her off" That was around 2010. So she's been sitting for around 10 years. The fuels system is a total disaster!! I drained what looked like dark maple syrup from the tank. I'm thinking about buying an ultra-sonic cleaner from Habor Freight for the carb work.
First - Won't crank
It took a while just to get her to crank ,(I have a tendency to go through the butt hole to work on the tonsils) I checked all of the safety switches (PTO, Seat, Brake) and found them to be good, then found the ignition wire "OFF" the solenoid. Plugged it in....Cranks great.
NEXT - No Spark
I have power to the coil when the key is on.
I pulled the flywheel expecting to check the points...ahhh...none there.
Found a series of very dirty magnets that I suspect make up the charging system.
I cleaned the magnets and put the flywheel back on....No spark.
Then my dog got out and I didn't get back to the shed. Hoping to get back out there today.