Re: Simplicity 9020
A little update:
I finally got a chance to knock out some problems with this tractor. Last weekend I replaced the light switch because the other one was not working. Also, last weekend: I traced the starting circuit for continuity, I discovered that the starting circuit didn't have continuity through the PTO switch. I purchased two originals from ebay and replaced both of them today. The starting circuit is now working. However, the ignition switch is finicking. So, I need to search out another one of those. After, I replace that, every electrical switch on the dash will have been replaced. The previous owners have not treated this tractor well. There is a lot of rust on the dash. One of the PTO switches is so rusted that the it is corroded and pitting very badly. I'm not sure why, but the rest of the tractor is rust free for the most part.
The other thing that I fixed was the throttle cable. Since the engine has been replaced, the original throttle cable was too short. So, one of the previous owners had rigged up a throttle cable on the side of the dash and ran it over the top of the gas tank between the tank and hood and abandoned the original lever. This throttle lever didn't operate very well at all so, I purchased a longer cable with the correct end stop on the cable. I routed it in the original location to the original throttle lever and threw away the rigged cable and lever. It works much better now.
After, I change out the ignition switch, everything will work perfect.
This is a pretty good tractor. It does well dragging out my driveway with a scrape blade. I have nowhere to store it though. My garage is full with a boat, kids bikes, kids toys, tools and my John Deere. My storage building is full with my lawn mowers and garden tools. So, I have it covered with a tarp in the backyard for in the meantime. I either need to build another shed or sell both of my tractors and buy one that has a loader and three point hitch on it.
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