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    Blowing Fuses

    I have a Sears 917.254850 that keeps blowing fuses. Here is what I have done so far. Removed the plug at the alternator and still blew the fuse. Removed the wiring harness and inspected all wires. Found none melted or fused together. Replaced the terminal at the starter solenoid. Replaced the solenoid. Replaced the ignition switch. What am I overlooking? Could one of the safety switches be cousing this?

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    Re: Blowing Fuses

    Looks like a lot of unnessary work to me. Start from the blowen fuse and see what coler wire is causeing the short and work back from there. Should be very easy to find.

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    Re: Blowing Fuses

    Go to Sears Parts Direct, you can download a owners manual which has a good wiring diagram to help you.

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    Re: Blowing Fuses

    Quote Originally Posted by Rivets View Post
    Go to Sears Parts Direct, you can download a owners manual which has a good wiring diagram to help you.


    That will even make the job easier. Don't always have one but a good wiring diagram sure helps.

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    Re: Blowing Fuses

    Quote Originally Posted by reynoldston View Post
    Looks like a lot of unnessary work to me. Start from the blowen fuse and see what coler wire is causeing the short and work back from there. Should be very easy to find.
    It is the Red wire from the hot side of the soleniod that goes and gives power to the ignition switch.

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    Re: Blowing Fuses

    Quote Originally Posted by Rivets View Post
    Go to Sears Parts Direct, you can download a owners manual which has a good wiring diagram to help you.
    Thanks, but I have one already. I think I will use it to bypass and wire it like a tractor without all the safety switches.

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    Re: Blowing Fuses

    Quote Originally Posted by wcpost View Post
    Thanks, but I have one already. I think I will use it to bypass and wire it like a tractor without all the safety switches.
    I wouldn't bypass anything, check the ignition switch and then the diode, that's in the Red wire to the alternator.
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    Re: Blowing Fuses

    I shouldn't have to say this, but make sure you check the diode in both directions.

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    Re: Blowing Fuses

    I had a repair job this pass summer with the same problim and the alterator was burned up. Might want to pull the flywheel and check it ?

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    Re: Blowing Fuses

    You don't need to pull the flywheel to check alternator, it can to done in situ..!
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