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I noticed tonight while moving snow that the fuel gauge on my 2320 was still at "full" when I last filled the tank a month ago. When I checked the level with a flashlight through the fill cap, I noticed that there was only about 1/4 tank left. Has anyone else had this issue? Is the sender on the tank bad?
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Check the wiring to the sender first. The FSM (factory service manual) will have the procedure to test the sender also with a ohm-meter.
 

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Check the wiring to the sender first. The FSM (factory service manual) will have the procedure to test the sender also with a ohm-meter.
Kenny, where do I find a FSM? Is it available on-line, or does it need to be purchased through my dealer? If so, I wonder how much it is.
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I forgot to mention that while the tractor always says it is full, when I turn the key to the off position, the needle drops to empty as it should because the sender is not powered.
 

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Did you ever get this fixed jdfun?
I checked the connections to the sender last night and they were fine. I wish I could get a hold of a field service manual to at least check to see if this issue is covered in there. I may purchase the DVD version, but it is still $50. I may remove the sender tomorrow if I have time to see if I can see if there is anything wrong with it. Thanks.
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UPDATE: I bought a TSM and followed the procedure for determining if the sender is bad. Everything checked out ok. I even pulled the sender out and moved the float by hand and watched the needle go up and down.

I then put the sender back in the fuel tank and used a wooden yardstick to push the float down while in the tank and the needle moved then also.

At this point I was scratching my head a bit and wondered what the fuel level actually was. I pushed the yardstick all the way to the bottom of the tank and the fuel level was at 10"; the measurement from the bottom of the tank to the neck at the fill hole is 15". Simple arithmetic tells me that the level should read roughly 2/3rds, correct? Or am I expecting too much accuracy out od this unit? What has anyone else seen on their units?

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UPDATE: I bought a TSM and followed the procedure for determining if the sender is bad. Everything checked out ok. I even pulled the sender out and moved the float by hand and watched the needle go up and down.

I then put the sender back in the fuel tank and used a wooden yardstick to push the float down while in the tank and the needle moved then also.

At this point I was scratching my head a bit and wondered what the fuel level actually was. I pushed the yardstick all the way to the bottom of the tank and the fuel level was at 10"; the measurement from the bottom of the tank to the neck at the fill hole is 15". Simple arithmetic tells me that the level should read roughly 2/3rds, correct? Or am I expecting too much accuracy out od this unit? What has anyone else seen on their units?

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Jdfun
Did you ever resolve this and if so how? My 2009 2320 is doing exactly the same thing. I’ve been working on hilly terrain and all of a sudden it is reading full all the time but goes down to empty when I kill the engine. Any help would be appreciated.Thanks
 
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