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    212 Electric Lift Quit

    Installed the snowblower on my 1986 212 this morning and everything went great. Did a test run and everything worked fine including the electric lift and pto. Parked it (with blower lowered) and installed the wheel weights and tire chains. Started it up and the electric lift does nothing, no clicking, no nothing. Its like the lever is a dead switch just moving back and forth without doing anything. It just died......

    It is moving the cam and switches under the battery tray/solenoids but nothing is happening. The troubleshooter in the service manual says to check the fuse first but I don't see any fuse by either of the solenoids. I am totally lost when it comes to electrical stuff so any help regarding this fuse issue (identification/location) and knowledge of what usually causes this to happen would be appreciated.

    I do have the walk behind snowblower ready to go so no emergency but still need to have this tractor running since it is my only lawn tractor.

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    Can't anyone help me identify this fuse and its location? I am hoping to work on it this weekend and would like to check the fuse before moving on to other components. Thanks

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    Jeff, I couldn't find a location for a fuse in the lift circuit, but I found a schematic showing a fuse in the ground wire for the lift.
    Hope this helps! Bob
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    I saw that, thanks!

    But I don't see a fuse on my tractor so figured I was reading it wrong. Like I said, electricity is not my strong suit. I'll jump into it this weekend and see what I can come up with.

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    Have you pulled the battery tray for a better view?

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    Hmm, did they have fusible links in '86? If so, "fuse" could look like a bubble in the wire! Bob
    '80 317 w/18hp B&S and divert valve for rear hydraulics, 3 pt hitch, 5' york rake
    '82 314 w/rear PTO for tiller
    33 tiller
    49 thrower
    54 4 way blade
    Mod 48 deck & Mod 462 TracVac

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    The fuse is In the electric lift wiring Harness Not the tractor's Main wiring Harness Item 11 or 12 depending On which Electric lift kit You Have John Deere FUSE M46427
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    Okay, now we're making headway. I have the lift in the top diagram and don't have the view of the fuse so I did a search using the part number and think I have it figured out. I looks like that little piece of metal (that looks like a mini open end wrench) is attached to the solenoid at the bottom mounting bolt on one end and the other end attaches to the area of the solenoid terminal with the black wire on it. Whether it is attached on the solenoid or the ground to machine I will check next. Thanks!

    Will keep you posted as to my progress when I get to work on it.

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    You got it! You may find both ends attached, but the middle missing! This probably means one or both solenoids are shorted out...internally. It can also mean the ground wire from one side of that link came off. Bob
    '80 317 w/18hp B&S and divert valve for rear hydraulics, 3 pt hitch, 5' york rake
    '82 314 w/rear PTO for tiller
    33 tiller
    49 thrower
    54 4 way blade
    Mod 48 deck & Mod 462 TracVac

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    Did quick check when I got home last night and the fuse is complete and in good condition. And it is attached to the black lead on the solenoid. Time to use the right side of the Diagnosing and Testing Chart. Oh the joy!

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