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John Deere 425 Electrical problem

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05-15-2018 11:25:58

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Just replaced the PTO solenoid and Switch on my heavily used 425. Trying to chase down short as the key turned gets me nothing. Anyone have experience with this?

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05-16-2018 10:31:36

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 Re: John Deere 425 Electrical problem in reply to Jrumora, 05-15-2018 11:25:58  
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I have a question - if a puff of smoke from under neath the seat precluded the shut down, is that more likely the solenoid or the clutch?

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05-15-2018 14:22:13

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 Re: John Deere 425 Electrical problem in reply to Jrumora, 05-15-2018 11:25:58  
I have a PDF of the tech manual you're welcome to, shoot me your
email if wanted


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05-15-2018 11:54:49

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 Re: John Deere 425 Electrical problem in reply to Jrumora, 05-15-2018 11:25:58  
Unless something is leaking smoke, it's more likely you have an "open" than a "short".

By the era this tractor was made, things had already got QUITE complicated, there's a lot involved in the PTO safety circuit... operator presence switch, time delay electronic module, etc., too much to post here.

You need a factory manual with detailed troubleshooting instructions.

You can download a copy as a LARGE .pdf (over 900 pages) at this link:


Electrical starts at Page 220.

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