Bob, Wow.. That particular E-20 was sitting Colorado Springs when I went over and looked at it. Evidently you offered enough that the gentleman didn't even respond to my e-mail... When I looked at the unit, the main drive motor did work - I put the transmission in neutral (2 or 3 tires were flat), engaged the throttle, and could hear the drive motor spinning and the relays clicking (with the motor speed increasing to match the relays). The rear lift did not appear to be working and I don't remember if the tiller spun or not (I think it did). Anyway, as a data point - the speed controller and motor did work before it left CO. --joe E-15 in Colorado -----Original Message----- From: elec-trak-bounces cosmos phy tufts edu [mailto:elec-trak-bounces cosmos phy tufts edu]On Behalf Of Kleinbrahm, Bob Sent: Monday, November 17, 2003 12:42 PM To: elec-trak cosmos phy tufts edu Subject: (ET) E20 now dead Hello, this group is a god send and I hope that someone can shed some light on my current problem. I purchased an E20 from a listing in this group, a few months ago. Long story, but tractor was supposed to be in running condition when I had it shipped to me from out-of-state location. Owner of tractor was in Bolivia, tractor was at daughters house in Colorado - many emails back and forth related to the purchase, etc. Tractor came with snow blower, tiller and mower deck, etc. Owner stated that he last used tractor some 8 months ago and all was functioning, minus 1 mower motor, at that time. Needless to say the tractor did not work when it arrived at my location. I tried a charge on the existing batteries which proved to be bad. Replaced them with some sealed agm's that I had from a solar array project - batteries are good ones. Tractor would seem to function with the charger connected to a/c, but not with the batteries. Took me some time to figure out that the power disconnect needed to be pushed in - not just turned to up posistion as manual states, for circuit to be completed. First time I pushed in disconnect I heard front battery (1 - 12volt) starting to churn and I figured it was probably from the 24volts being delivered from the 4 - 6volt rear series batteries. Power on the tractor still did not work with batteries on system, no drive motor or direction switch showing power. Next thing I did was plug it back into charger unit and heard a loud pop sound from what I thought was below tractor. Now when I try to bring tractor back on line with the disconnect engaged or disunengaged and charger plugged in - I have no activity at all, tractor is completely dead. I have checked all the obvious things, fuses and cb2 breaker, but everything seems normal. Can anyone point me in a troubleshooting mode that I am overlooking? Thanks in advance. BobK ----------------------------------------------------------------------- The information transmitted is intended only for the person or entity to which it is addressed and may contain confidential and/or privileged material. Any review, retransmission, dissemination or other use of, or taking of any action in reliance upon, this information by persons or entities other than the intended recipient is prohibited. If you received this in error, please contact the sender and delete the material from any computer.