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Last Saturday I went to an auction and bought a JD 316 and a Woods Mow'n Machine. Woods is now running fine the JD on the other hand is not.

The JD has the Onan engine, HYD lift deck and Hydro trans. I had to push it on to the trailer and it seemed to have a dead battery, got home pushed off the trailer and charged the battery and it fired right up. Sounds good so far, I attempted to engage the blades and nothing happened. Came back to the garage with the mower off the ran a hot wire to the clutch and listened for it to engage and it did, so I went into the instrument panel and started to conduct a continuity check. Found 2 fuses and they are good. I must have knocked something off it won't crank, click nothing when I attempt to start it. I did notice a neutral safety switch which is plugged in and after I checked it with the meter it allowed the circuit to be closed. Now I am at a loss. Any ideas? Anyone have a PDF of a manual they are willing to share? Got a heck of a deal on the machines…..

Thanks for the assist.
 

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I Googled jd 316 wiring diagram and found several good image hits that might be of use from another forum. Depending on the engine and serial number they might not be an exact fit to your model. On the other hand they are probably better then nothing. I would advise you save these diagrams to your computer as John Deere is very protective of their copyright material including service manuals. So anything on the net not authorized by them tends to vaporize given enough time. ;)

http://www.weekendfreedommachines.com/discus/messages/335/wiring_diag_ser_no_70001-80000-112437.pdf

http://www.weekendfreedommachines.com/discus/messages/335/wiring_diag_ser_no_30001-70000-112436.pdf

http://www.weekendfreedommachines.com/discus/messages/335/316_318_420_wiring-257536.pdf
 
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