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New to electric tractors. Elec Trak wont start
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  1. New to electric tractors. Elec Trak wont start 
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    My general electric elec trak e14 wont do anything. the batterys are full charged and the power disconnect switch is working (power going through it when it on).

    I took some pictures of what i tested and what i got power out of




    the first picture

    both of these have power going through them



    the second picture (Left solenoid)

    this solenoid located under the panel on the dash left of the steering wheel shaft

    both the big and small terminals on the left have power

    both the big and small terminals on the right have power

    both the bottom terminals have power




    the third picture (middle solenoid)

    the left big terminal has power the rest have none




    the third picture is the (right solenoid)

    both big and small terminals on the left have power

    the big terminal on the right has power the little has none

    both bottom terminals have power




    the last picture is the black "BOX" the top and each side terminals have power the bottom has none



    i am stumped on what to do next.... any help is appreciated
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  2. Re: New to electric tractors. Elec Trak wont start 
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    There is a three component "prime" of the main drive circuit that is required. I just had a similar issue with mine. The three components are the brake switch, seat switch, and key switch. Those three need to be closed in order for the throttle to function. If any of those three are open, then no juice will flow even with full readings on the solenoids. My issue was a faulty seat switch.
     
     

  3. Re: New to electric tractors. Elec Trak wont start 
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    How would i go about testing them? how can i get to the key switch?

    thanks for replying
     
     

  4. Re: New to electric tractors. Elec Trak wont start 
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    key switch can be tested at the connectors as it comes out of the dash if you don't want to pull the dash off. You're only looking for continuity of them. The seat switch and brake switches are exposed terminals under the seat lid and frame rail respectively. Here's a link to the service manual I used to trace and test everything out: http://www.myelec-traks.com/OPS-74-4035.pdf Schematic for my E20 is on page 174. There are a bunch more manuals on this site if this one doesn't match up to your model.
     
     

  5. Re: New to electric tractors. Elec Trak wont start 
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    i took off the dash and my key switch was broke the one post was snapped. the seat swich is touchy so i ordered one and the brake switch was good
     
     

  6. Re: New to electric tractors. Elec Trak wont start 
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    i replaced the key switch and the seat switch with no progress. there is power going to my headlights but they dont want to come on. bulb is good, fuzes are good. this did not come with batterys so im trying to run it of two 12 volts for testing before i spend 300 on battery's. can these do anything when running 24 volts? im out of idea's and would love some guidance on what to do next
     
     

  7. Re: New to electric tractors. Elec Trak wont start 
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    Tractor need 36 volts to run
    Thanks Doug from Markham Ont. Canada

    http://www.evalbum.com/3985

    http://www.evalbum.com/4400
     
     

  8. Re: New to electric tractors. Elec Trak wont start 
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    so if it only has 24 volt i wont get any headlights as well? i thought i would get something
     
     

  9. Re: New to electric tractors. Elec Trak wont start 
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    if there is anyone near pittsburgh pennsylvania who could lend a hand let me know
     
     

  10. Re: New to electric tractors. Elec Trak wont start 
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    In order for the lights to function, there is a small gauge wire that gets connected at 12V and the other end is battery pack negative in the rear box. The lift also has its own small gauge battery tap at 18V. As said before, you need 36 volts for the controls to function correctly. You don't necessarily need deep cycle batteries for testing. You do for long term usage, but for testing purposes almost any old 12V battery will do.

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