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Had started the 5065e several times yesterday, was going down the drive and heard a metal clunk. Looked down and saw the key laying on the platform, thought thats odd, picked it up and noticed the cylinder had broken in half, Thought to myself, how are you going to turn this off. Drove back and parked it and got the key and cylinder to line up and shut the tractor down. Looks like time for a new key switch.
 

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Ouch! Is the cylinder metal or plastic?
The "E" or parts of them are breaking in half
 

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Its made of metal, the walls between the tumblers is extremely thin, I guess moisture could have froze at some point or a bad casting.
 

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Damn, that's a bummer. Still could be worse as it's likely a pretty easy fix overall.

Do you think you may have hit it with your knee a few times? It's a pretty exposed part that's close to your right knee.
 

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Yeah, this was not one of JD's brighter moments of the placement of the switch. I have the 3046r and it is located in the same place. I keep hitting the switch with my knee. Bent the key once, just a matter of time I guess that this happens.
 
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