Greetings. This is my first post, so greetings and everything. <grin>
I bought my LA130 new about four years ago. I haven't been very happy with it. I've looked through this forum and haven't seen this issues addressed for the LA130 specifically and I don't know how similar it is to other models, so forgive me if any of them have been discussed and answered elsewhere.
Please feel free to address any and/or all of these as my lawn is getting pretty long. <grin>
1, It doesn't start. The battery is fully charged (more on this in a few). It clicks when I turn the key but the headlights don't come on (I don't need them on, but it's a symptom I assume) when IIRC they normally do when the key is turned to that position. It won't turn over even when I try to jump the starter.
That obviously is my most important problem, but since I have your attention I'm going to keep going.
2, The battery doesn't get fully charged. I'm assuming there is an alternator somewhere that needs replaced, but where is it?
3, Oh, does anyone know where I can find a repair manual online? I could probably figure some of this stuff out on my own if I knew where to find the info.
4, The parking brake thingie doesn't move. I've felt under the hood and below the mower and there is nothing holding the rods still, so I assume that there's a connection where they meet that has seized. How do I get to it?
5, How do I jump the seat switch? Using my volt meter I learned that the first and fourth pins are connected when the switch is not depressed and when the seat is depressed the connection is broken (if you haven't noticed, I'm not great at electronics so forgive me if my terminology is off). In my mind, that would mean that I could just unplug the seat and it would be fine, but I'm assuming that it's not that easy or JD would have a lawsuit on their hand if the switch came unplugged then there was an accident, so I'm guessing the other wire has something to do with it. So, which holes in the socket do I need to jump?
I know I have more questions and I'll add them here as I remember them. TIA for any help.