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Re: (ET) Overheating Problem

What exactly is the Klixon on the mower motor and how would you go about checking it?

On Nov 1, 2008, at 1:31 AM, RJ Kanary wrote:

Excessive current draw will cause overheating.A few moments with an inductive ammeter would steer you in the correct direction. Poor connections = high resistance = lotsa heat. That's another avenue that needs to be explored.Another road to take is this............do any of the Klixons® on the mower motors ever open?

The motor that takes the most abuse is usually the center one. On the front mount mowers especially since the deck gets bent and the front part of the blade's path is closer to the ground.If THAT Klixon® fails closed, under those conditions wiring and terminals will pay the price.


soltrak wrote:

When mowing one of the front battery wires on my E12s gets so hot at the terminal that it melted the thin plastic safety cover that was touching it. I noticed several other battery tops getting warm also, but this one wire gets hotter than the others. What could be the cause?



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