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davidbrodhead

01-10-2018 21:09:30




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I left my ignition switch on by mistake. Battery was dead when I discovered my error. What has been damaged ?




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dactura

01-16-2018 18:36:36




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 Re: 9n ignition switch left on in reply to davidbrodhead, 01-10-2018 21:09:30  
This "weak battery" thing happened to me a few days ago. I was at about 11.2 volts. It would crank over, but not fire. Thanks to all the gurus harping about "spark", I put a starter pack that raised the voltage to about 11.6 and it started right up. Left it on a charger for a few hours and now the problem is solved.



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HFJ

01-11-2018 17:02:45




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 Re: 9n ignition switch left on in reply to davidbrodhead, 01-10-2018 21:09:30  
mine's 12 volt as well. how lucky are we?



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davidbrodhead

01-11-2018 18:55:39




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 Re: 9n ignition switch left on in reply to HFJ, 01-11-2018 17:02:45  
mine is a 6V system



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davidbrodhead

01-11-2018 14:56:47




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 Re: 9n ignition switch left on in reply to davidbrodhead, 01-10-2018 21:09:30  
I lucked out. Charged dead battery all day. Tractor instantly fired up like nothing had ever happened. I guess I have used up all my luck for 2018 ! Thanks for everybody's input.



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Tim PloughNman Daley

01-14-2018 02:45:11




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 Re: 9n ignition switch left on in reply to davidbrodhead, 01-11-2018 14:56:47  
Just because you put a charge on the battery does not mean it is good. If it isn't, that charge won't last for long. If battery won't sustain a charge under load, then the generator can't keep it charged and you will just be running the tractor directly off of it, until it wears it down. You need to get the battery checked for specific gravity. You can buy a test hydrometer at any auto parts store, or, take the battery in to one or better yet, a starter/alternator shop and have it bench tested by them.

Tim Daley(MI)

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Bruce (VA)

01-11-2018 16:01:18




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 Re: 9n ignition switch left on in reply to davidbrodhead, 01-11-2018 14:56:47  
Yep, you're a lucky man. If your tractor is 12v, you are a very, very lucky man. Go buy a lottery ticket!



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tractorguy2

01-11-2018 13:21:04




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 Re: 9n ignition switch left on in reply to davidbrodhead, 01-10-2018 21:09:30  
Leaving the key on will sometimes ruin the points. If it has been converted to 12 volt. It can burn out the diode in the Delco alternators.

I would just charge the battery, try to start it and see what works/ doesn't work.



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HFJ

01-11-2018 12:10:51




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 Re: 9n ignition switch left on in reply to davidbrodhead, 01-10-2018 21:09:30  
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same here, altho in my case, it required swapping out the battery. it was marginal to begin with, and that little oversight killed it.

that was in my WD, which has a toggle switch for the ignition. that's on my list of things to replace this winter. i figure i'm less likely to leave a key in the ignition than to fail to notice the position of a toggle.

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Clifford B.

01-11-2018 11:13:20




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 Re: 9n ignition switch left on in reply to davidbrodhead, 01-10-2018 21:09:30  
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My thoughts also, been there myself and it fired right up after a recharge.......



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Bruce (VA)

01-11-2018 04:55:12




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 Re: 9n ignition switch left on in reply to davidbrodhead, 01-10-2018 21:09:30  
As cowdog said, charge the battery (see tip # 60) & try to start it. If it doesn't start see, tip # 38.



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Tim PloughNman Daley

01-11-2018 03:39:30




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 Re: 9n ignition switch left on in reply to davidbrodhead, 01-10-2018 21:09:30  
Points are probably burned up -pull distributor and rebuild, do not need any fancy components, OEM stock is just fine. While at it get battery tested, replaced if necessary, and fully charged if still good.

Tim Daley(MI)



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Richard from SE AZ

01-10-2018 22:37:34




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 Re: 9n ignition switch left on in reply to davidbrodhead, 01-10-2018 21:09:30  
If your tractor still has the cut out relay, take out the points unit and replace it with a diode ( bridge rectifier ). I did that to mine about five years ago and even after leaving the key on a number of times when tinkering with it, I have never had a dead battery. The diode only allows current in one direction. I will post a picture tomorrow of a spare I set up and have not had to use.



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tony in sd

01-11-2018 01:09:42




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 Re: 9n ignition switch left on in reply to Richard from SE AZ, 01-10-2018 22:37:34  

I agree with Bob, nothing to do with the regulator if it is operating properly.
Iím talking about the ignition points in the distributor not relay contacts in the regulator.



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Bob

01-10-2018 23:46:58




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 Re: 9n ignition switch left on in reply to Richard from SE AZ, 01-10-2018 22:37:34  
The "cutout" in the charging system has NOTHING to do with draining the battery on an otherwise properly functioning tractor that has suffered the misfortune of it's operator being careless/forgetful and leaving the switch on.

At that point (engine stopped) it should have already disconnected the generator from the battery.



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tony in sd

01-10-2018 21:54:06




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 Re: 9n ignition switch left on in reply to davidbrodhead, 01-10-2018 21:09:30  
More tan likely the points. Maybe the coil too.



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cowdog

01-11-2018 04:25:44




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 Re: 9n ignition switch left on in reply to tony in sd, 01-10-2018 21:54:06  
Why don't you just charge the battery and try and start it before you start throwing parts at it.



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