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I am new to this site! I have a 1984 Case 444 Garden Tractor with the 14hp. Kohler engine. I have a starting problem with the tractor. When you turn the key to start it, it does nothing, like it is totally dead. The battery is up and fully charged. I have run a jumper wire from the battery to the ignition switch and can start it that way but then the ammeter doesn't show a charge. I have replaced the ignition switch with the correct one and I still have the same problem. Can anyone out there tell me what to check next? Thanks for any suggestions!
 

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Littlefarmboy said:
I am new to this site! I have a 1984 Case 444 Garden Tractor with the 14hp. Kohler engine. I have a starting problem with the tractor. When you turn the key to start it, it does nothing, like it is totally dead. The battery is up and fully charged. I have run a jumper wire from the battery to the ignition switch and can start it that way but then the ammeter doesn't show a charge. I have replaced the ignition switch with the correct one and I still have the same problem. Can anyone out there tell me what to check next? Thanks for any suggestions!
Do you realize your tractor has a FUSE that protects the electrical system? This fuse can blow or it can become corroded or the fuse holder can fail. Another problem can be loose wires on the ammeter.
 

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Welcome! One things that would make it a little easier to help would be if you let us know what you have to work with. The big ones are a 12v test light , charger (or at least jumper cables), load checker and something to read DC voltage. Do you have any of these?
 

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Thanks for the responses! I will be out of town for the next few days so won't have a chance to work on the tractor till early next week. As far as the tools that I have available, I have a 12 volt test light and a battery charger and that's about it. I'm not good with diagnosing electrical problems, so I really appreciate any input. There are No Case/Ingersol dealers here in Arizona that I know of. I was trying to avoid the expense of taking the tractor to a mechanic that isn't familiar with these tractors. I will be glad to share the results of my findings when I :usa: :usa: 'm finally able to discover the problem. Again, thanks for all the help! This tractor has been in the family since it was new. I want to preserve it!
 

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If you click on this link http://www.eastmanind.com/LinkClick.asp ... &tabid=196 it should take you to the parts manual for your tractor. Pages 68 to 75 show the various wiring pictorials but each one is related to the serial number of your tractor. I suggest that you print these pages out now and then take them with you . I'm almost certain that you have a blown fuse based upon your original post.

Good luck with your diagnosis. Let us know what you find and if you need more help, then feel free to continue with the questions.
 
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