Waif wrote:Ground was poor on my tractor. Pulled starter lever...nothing.
Was sporatic till a braided ground was added.
Switch was cleaned and starter surface to tractor cleaned.
I hear ya on a chair vs working tight into tractor when a deck is on it.
I can fortunately leave chair though.
Starter not so bad to reach.
Never step on a running deck though.......
I can get out of the chair also. No, never have and never will step on a mower deck that's running. The tractor might be running and I'll use the touch control to get up and down - but that's kinda risky as well.
I use the power wheelchair at work because I couldn't do justice to the job on foot all the time. Lots of people tell me that i'll be like new after my total knee replacement.
I need to be able to walk out with my cane and climb up on the seat, pull the starter and go. My tinkering days are over for now.
Is a braided ground that much better? I'm beginning to think about a new primary wire to the starter as well. When it gets here all the contacts are going to get a good going over.
I did have a miscue that shows I have plenty of power at the starter. I was going to tighten the new starter switch a bit with cables connected to the battery. A flash and part of a screwdriver blade disappeared. Nothing else burned...