Husqvarna YTH150 electrical problem

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am

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May 16, 2005, 8:26:43 PM5/16/05
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I've got a Husqvarna YTH150 Yard Tractor with a problem.

It starts and runs just fine. While sitting on the seat (switch
engaged) I disengage the brake and the engine dies. It's definately an
electrical death (as opposed to friction.)

I have checked all wires and have tried a new relay. The brake switch
is working as the engine will not turn over with out the brake engaged.
The seat switch tests out with a multimeter (and I have jumped it as a
test.)

With the engine at idle and brake engaged, activating the PTO (to
engage blades) also kills the engine. This is interesting to me as I
was able to engage the blades once - now pulling the PTO kills the
engine.

I have looked for any obvious wiring issues and have found nothing.

As a background to this issue; I was mowing the lawn when the thing
just quit. I assumed I had run out of fuel - wrong. I was able to
start the engine (with blades off and brake on) but can do NOTHING with
this machine at this point.

Any help would be GREATLY appreciated!

Tony Hwang

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May 16, 2005, 9:41:43 PM5/16/05
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Hi,
Even with choke on engine dies? Engine may be running way too lean for
some reason?
If it's electrical problem, something is shorting to ground killing the
ignition.
Tony

am

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May 17, 2005, 9:34:45 AM5/17/05
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Tony Hwang wrote:
> Hi,
> Even with choke on engine dies? Engine may be running way too lean
for
> some reason?
> If it's electrical problem, something is shorting to ground killing
the
> ignition.
> Tony

Thanks for the reply!

Yes, it's not an engine thing and is definately an electrical thing.
The engine runs great - until I disengage the brake or engage the PTO.

It does seem that something is grounding out the ignition when I let
the brake go. I can not figure out what this could be though. I have
checked the seat safety switch which I thought was the most obvious.
What other switch is in the way of simply running the tractor?

Doug Miller

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May 17, 2005, 9:51:32 AM5/17/05
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>It does seem that something is grounding out the ignition when I let
>the brake go. I can not figure out what this could be though. I have
>checked the seat safety switch which I thought was the most obvious.
>What other switch is in the way of simply running the tractor?

The brake mechanism itself is grounded. Perhaps when you release the brake,
the mechanism contacts a wire with damaged insulation, thus grounding it?

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am

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May 17, 2005, 12:03:12 PM5/17/05
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Thanks! It's certainly possible - though digging behind the console is
not the most fun! I guess that's what it comes down to though.

Eric Tonks

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May 17, 2005, 2:19:05 PM5/17/05
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When checking the safety switches, some may be normally open, others may be
normally closed and open when operated so that they don't short the ignition
to ground to kill the engine.

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am

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May 17, 2005, 4:32:52 PM5/17/05
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I'll have to rip into the console to test the brake switch - the seat
switch operates as designed.

So - it seems that it is either:

1. the brake switch NOT fully disengaging and shorting the ingnition
2. the ignition switch shorted inside
3. the PTO switch shorted inside
4. cracked/broken insulation on a wire - SOMEWHERE - causing an
ignition ground condition

I won't have time to dive into these properly for a few days.

Thanks everyone for your views to this problem!

al...@ziellos.com

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May 22, 2005, 8:36:05 PM5/22/05
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GOT IT!

All the switches checked out fine with a DMM.

There was a wire that is part of the ignition switch bundle that was
apparently shorting the ignition when the brake was released. I
rewired the whole of the ignition bundle and have been operating the
machine just fine!

Thank you all!

rio

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Jul 9, 2005, 2:07:18 PM7/9/05
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I was wondering if you found a solution to your problem. I have a GTH2548
model and it just did the same thing. It was parked and when we tried to
put it in motion (forward or reverse), it simply dies. The same when
attempting the mower deck. Any info would be helpful before I have to haul
it in for service.

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Tractordan

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Sep 30, 2021, 10:33:07 PMSep 30
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Did you have lights at the time when this was going on I'm having the same issue and rather then buy a bunch of parts I'm gonna try to figure out what wire is bad

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Dean Hoffman

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Sep 30, 2021, 11:33:21 PMSep 30
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Try asking on alt.home.repair with specific details of the problem.

Mik E.

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Oct 1, 2021, 10:45:37 AMOct 1
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On 9/30/21 10:33 PM, Tractordan wrote:
> Did you have lights at the time when this was going on I'm having the same issue and rather then buy a bunch of parts I'm gonna try to figure out what wire is bad
>

This ain't rocket surgery.  Grab the schematic, a test light or volt meter and get to it.

Tractordan

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Nov 5, 2021, 8:15:04 AMNov 5
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I did a main test on the most common parts to fail and all check out the only part that doesn't is the pto switch
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