Model #502255071 CRAFTSMAN Lawn, Tractor

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Q:

craftsman 11 lawn tractor 502255071 Craftsman Tractor

A:

Thanks for the inquiry and for being a valued member.

I am sorry to hear of the issue you’re having with the starting the tractor. I know how frustrating that is.

This could be an issue with one of the safety switches. It could also be an open or shorting wire along the starting circuit. With you bypassing the solenoid, you are directly powering the starter with the battery. You will need a meter to go through the starting circuit to see where the voltage is dropping.

Turn the meter to check dc volts, and then hold the black lead to the black negative battery terminal for all of the voltage checks. Place the red lead on the positive terminal of the battery. The reading should be 12 volts. If you have a 12 volt reading, move the red lead to the terminal of the ignition switch or the red wire. Your reading should be 12 volts. If you have 12 volts, have someone sit on the tractor and hold the brake/clutch pedal while turning the key for the rest of the checks. While they have the key turned to the start position, move the red lead to the white wire on the limit safety switch. The reading should always be 12 volts. Then move to the attachment clutch safety switch. If you lose the 12 volts, the problem is between the last check you had the voltage and where you lost the voltage. If you have 12 volts all the way to the wire on the solenoid, the solenoid or the starter is defective.

I suspect that you will drop voltage somewhere within the circuit, and it will likely be one of the switches within the ‘Electrical System’ schematic on Sears Parts.

I hope this helps and thanks for using SearsPartsDirect.com. We appreciate your business.  

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Jeff Wallace Sr -
Sears Technician
July 21, 2015
Q:

craftsman 11 lawn tractor 502255071

A:

Thanks for the inquiry and for being a valued member.

I am sorry to hear of the issue you’re having with the starting the tractor. I know how frustrating that is.

This could be an issue with one of the safety switches. It could also be an open or shorting wire along the starting circuit. With you bypassing the solenoid, you are directly powering the starter with the battery. You will need a meter to go through the starting circuit to see where the voltage is dropping.

Turn the meter to check dc volts, and then hold the black lead to the black negative battery terminal for all of the voltage checks. Place the red lead on the positive terminal of the battery. The reading should be 12 volts. If you have a 12 volt reading, move the red lead to the terminal of the ignition switch or the red wire. Your reading should be 12 volts. If you have 12 volts, have someone sit on the tractor and hold the brake/clutch pedal while turning the key for the rest of the checks. While they have the key turned to the start position, move the red lead to the white wire on the limit safety switch. The reading should always be 12 volts. Then move to the attachment clutch safety switch. If you lose the 12 volts, the problem is between the last check you had the voltage and where you lost the voltage. If you have 12 volts all the way to the wire on the solenoid, the solenoid or the starter is defective.

I suspect that you will drop voltage somewhere within the circuit, and it will likely be one of the switches within the ‘Electrical System’ schematic on Sears Parts.

I hope this helps and thanks for using SearsPartsDirect.com. We appreciate your business.  

Read More
Jeff Wallace Sr -
Sears Technician
July 21, 2015
Q:

10 hp craftsman 11 502255071 Craftsman Tractor

A:

Thanks for the inquiry and for being a valued member.

I am sorry to hear of the issue you’re having with the starting the tractor. I know how frustrating that is.

This could be an issue with one of the safety switches. It could also be an open or shorting wire along the starting circuit. With you bypassing the solenoid, you are directly powering the starter with the battery. You will need a meter to go through the starting circuit to see where the voltage is dropping.

Turn the meter to check dc volts, and then hold the black lead to the black negative battery terminal for all of the voltage checks. Place the red lead on the positive terminal of the battery. The reading should be 12 volts. If you have a 12 volt reading, move the red lead to the terminal of the ignition switch or the red wire. Your reading should be 12 volts. If you have 12 volts, have someone sit on the tractor and hold the brake/clutch pedal while turning the key for the rest of the checks. While they have the key turned to the start position, move the red lead to the white wire on the limit safety switch. The reading should always be 12 volts. Then move to the attachment clutch safety switch. If you lose the 12 volts, the problem is between the last check you had the voltage and where you lost the voltage. If you have 12 volts all the way to the wire on the solenoid, the solenoid or the starter is defective.

I suspect that you will drop voltage somewhere within the circuit, and it will likely be one of the switches within the ‘Electrical System’ schematic on Sears Parts.

I hope this helps and thanks for using SearsPartsDirect.com. We appreciate your business.  

Read More
Jeff Wallace Sr -
Sears Technician
July 21, 2015

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