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post #16 of 21 Old 09-03-2019, 01:36 PM
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I know of a idle speed screw and a idle mixture screw that usually has a limiter cap to limit adjustments. I know of no other adjustment screws on modern mower engines.
Those are located on the top of the carb. The adjustment screw that I'm referring to is on the back side of the throttle plate. Only on engines with a single lever for throttle and choke.


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post #17 of 21 Old 09-04-2019, 07:39 PM Thread Starter
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Re: John Deere 345 starting issue

While waiting on my parts to arrive, I was doing some cleaning around the tractor and was wondering if anyone knows what the green and red leds mean. They both light up so I assume thats a good thing.


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Re: John Deere 345 starting issue

If I remember correctly the green means that you have power to the PC board and the red means that all of the interlocks are correct and that you can start the engine. If the red is not on then you cannot start the engine. Things like in reverse or the PTO switch is on etc.
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Re: John Deere 345 starting issue

lets see...first the engine did start and run for a short period and now the starter won't stop cranking the engine. Could it be a faulty ignition switch??
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Re: John Deere 345 starting issue

Something like that, the previous owner said it would run for a bit then shut down. It got progressively worse until he called it quits. He never made mention of the continuous cranking issue.

Good news though, just received the new solenoid today and that fixed the cranking issue. Hopefully the time delay module is the cause of my no spark issue and this thing will run!

Thanks for all the tips so far!


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Re: John Deere 345 starting issue

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Something like that, the previous owner said it would run for a bit then shut down. It got progressively worse until he called it quits. He never made mention of the continuous cranking issue.

Good news though, just received the new solenoid today and that fixed the cranking issue. Hopefully the time delay module is the cause of my no spark issue and this thing will run!

Thanks for all the tips so far!

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