JD 250 blowing ignition fuse

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hammerman07

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New guy to the site! Last week i went to start my JD 250 skidsteer and instantly the ignition fuse blew. I looked over the wiring behind the upper cluster to find 2 wires to the ignition had got hot. thought because of the rain we had been having maybe moisture was the problem. i found this site and a few threads that were close to my problem but none exact so after much research and a post i read here i disconected as many connections i could. put a new fuse in and started plugging things back in. found that the wiring to the first (front)relay of the 3 relays was my problem. tried to find wiring diagram but every time i tried a link to download one it wanted to download a bunch of other crap with it so i called a couple dealers to find out what the wires went to. Godfroy brothers in JonesVille MI was willing to help me out over the phone. tech told me it was wiring to the fuel cut off solinoid. he told me to try unpluging the temp sensor by the upper radiatior hose on the top of the engine and try to start it. And away it went! started right up! Dont know exactly what the temp sensor has to do with starting it but it will be a lot cheaper fix than originaly thought. Just wanted to post my problem in case someone else has the same problem and needs a few ideas on how to find a solution to their situation. thanks to this site and the tech at Godfroy Bros. in Jonesville MI. for gettting me back up and running without emptying my wallet!!!!!
 

Tazza

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That is some pretty good service, shame every dealer isn't like that.
It's odd that disconnecting the sensor did it. i would have suspected the fuel solenoid was shorted to be blowing the fuse.
 

Wingit

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Had the same exact problem. Two melted wires on ignition. Trouble shot down to the first relay. Called deere dealer they had no clue. Got on the web read your post and solved the problem!!! Thank you for posting. I would still be trying to track it down. Must be some overheat protection circuitry. Not sure why switch wires were hot but problem solved. Did you leave unhooked or did you replace the temp sensor? Thanks again for posting saved me some bucks!
 

Wisconsin Bob

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New guy to the site! Last week i went to start my JD 250 skidsteer and instantly the ignition fuse blew. I looked over the wiring behind the upper cluster to find 2 wires to the ignition had got hot. thought because of the rain we had been having maybe moisture was the problem. i found this site and a few threads that were close to my problem but none exact so after much research and a post i read here i disconected as many connections i could. put a new fuse in and started plugging things back in. found that the wiring to the first (front)relay of the 3 relays was my problem. tried to find wiring diagram but every time i tried a link to download one it wanted to download a bunch of other crap with it so i called a couple dealers to find out what the wires went to. Godfroy brothers in JonesVille MI was willing to help me out over the phone. tech told me it was wiring to the fuel cut off solinoid. he told me to try unpluging the temp sensor by the upper radiatior hose on the top of the engine and try to start it. And away it went! started right up! Dont know exactly what the temp sensor has to do with starting it but it will be a lot cheaper fix than originaly thought. Just wanted to post my problem in case someone else has the same problem and needs a few ideas on how to find a solution to their situation. thanks to this site and the tech at Godfroy Bros. in Jonesville MI. for gettting me back up and running without emptying my wallet!!!!!
Hi, hammerman07.
I was so relieved to read your post as my JD 250 yeaar 2000 or thereabouts was stalled in my yard with the empty boom and cab up. I had used it for a large stump removal with no problems. While on my hawler trailer I noticed oil dripping from below the cab. OH POO! I raised the cab and found a bolt had vibrated loose an was on the skid plat with some hydro oil. I started on Monday and just finished up today with my wife helping me lift the cab, etc. Today is Friday so it has been a long week. I found your post last night because after replacing the bolt, my machine was dead, no dash lights or power anywhere, even after cleaning battery terminals and ground connections. I had finally found a blown ignition fuse burried in the cab wall. Today I followed your suggestions from Godfroy Brothers and I had dash lights and my Sid Steer fired right up.
I had to reconnect the temp sensor and blew another fuse, a total of 4 fuses were used so I left the sensor disconnected. and parked my machine. I do not have a working fuel gauge, or ammmeter, or temp gauge, but it is running fine. I have a call into my dealer who is 50 miles away and a repair man but no reply yet.
Thanks for your great POST and help, and a thanks to all who replied to your POST!!!!
Wisconsin Bob
 

fromtheforty

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Had the same exact problem. Two melted wires on ignition. Trouble shot down to the first relay. Called deere dealer they had no clue. Got on the web read your post and solved the problem!!! Thank you for posting. I would still be trying to track it down. Must be some overheat protection circuitry. Not sure why switch wires were hot but problem solved. Did you leave unhooked or did you replace the temp sensor? Thanks again for posting saved me some bucks!
I can't freakin' believe it. I didn't have any melted wires so I dismissed your post. But sure enough, that was it on mine also. Thanks for posting. You saved me $100 bucks in transport fees not to mention labor at $100/hr. I too would like to know if you replaced it or just let it go. Geoff
 
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New guy to the site! Last week i went to start my JD 250 skidsteer and instantly the ignition fuse blew. I looked over the wiring behind the upper cluster to find 2 wires to the ignition had got hot. thought because of the rain we had been having maybe moisture was the problem. i found this site and a few threads that were close to my problem but none exact so after much research and a post i read here i disconected as many connections i could. put a new fuse in and started plugging things back in. found that the wiring to the first (front)relay of the 3 relays was my problem. tried to find wiring diagram but every time i tried a link to download one it wanted to download a bunch of other crap with it so i called a couple dealers to find out what the wires went to. Godfroy brothers in JonesVille MI was willing to help me out over the phone. tech told me it was wiring to the fuel cut off solinoid. he told me to try unpluging the temp sensor by the upper radiatior hose on the top of the engine and try to start it. And away it went! started right up! Dont know exactly what the temp sensor has to do with starting it but it will be a lot cheaper fix than originaly thought. Just wanted to post my problem in case someone else has the same problem and needs a few ideas on how to find a solution to their situation. thanks to this site and the tech at Godfroy Bros. in Jonesville MI. for gettting me back up and running without emptying my wallet!!!!!
New guy to the site! Last week i went to start my JD 250 skidsteer and instantly the ignition fuse blew. I looked over the wiring behind the upper cluster to find 2 wires to the ignition had got hot. thought because of the rain we had been having maybe moisture was the problem. i found this site and a few threads that were close to my problem but none exact so after much research and a post i read here i disconected as many connections i could. put a new fuse in and started plugging things back in. found that the wiring to the first (front)relay of the 3 relays was my problem. tried to find wiring diagram but every time i tried a link to download one it wanted to download a bunch of other crap with it so i called a couple dealers to find out what the wires went to. Godfroy brothers in JonesVille MI was willing to help me out over the phone. tech told me it was wiring to the fuel cut off solinoid. he told me to try unpluging the temp sensor by the upper radiatior hose on the top of the engine and try to start it. And away it went! started right up! Dont know exactly what the temp sensor has to do with starting it but it will be a lot cheaper fix than originaly thought. Just wanted to post my problem in case someone else has the same problem and needs a few ideas on how to find a solution to their situation. thanks to this site and the tech at Godfroy Bros. in Jonesville MI. for gettting me back up and running without emptying my wallet!!!!!
New guy to the site! Last week i went to start my JD 250 skidsteer and instantly the ignition fuse blew. I looked over the wiring behind the upper cluster to find 2 wires to the ignition had got hot. thought because of the rain we had been having maybe moisture was the problem. i found this site and a few threads that were close to my problem but none exact so after much research and a post i read here i disconected as many connections i could. put a new fuse in and started plugging things back in. found that the wiring to the first (front)relay of the 3 relays was my problem. tried to find wiring diagram but every time i tried a link to download one it wanted to download a bunch of other crap with it so i called a couple dealers to find out what the wires went to. Godfroy brothers in JonesVille MI was willing to help me out over the phone. tech told me it was wiring to the fuel cut off solinoid. he told me to try unpluging the temp sensor by the upper radiatior hose on the top of the engine and try to start it. And away it went! started right up! Dont know exactly what the temp sensor has to do with starting it but it will be a lot cheaper fix than originaly thought. Just wanted to post my problem in case someone else has the same problem and needs a few ideas on how to find a solution to their situation. thanks to this site and the tech at Godfroy Bros. in Jonesville MI. for gettting me back up and running without emptying my wallet!!!!!
 
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New guy to the site! Last week i went to start my JD 250 skidsteer and instantly the ignition fuse blew. I looked over the wiring behind the upper cluster to find 2 wires to the ignition had got hot. thought because of the rain we had been having maybe moisture was the problem. i found this site and a few threads that were close to my problem but none exact so after much research and a post i read here i disconected as many connections i could. put a new fuse in and started plugging things back in. found that the wiring to the first (front)relay of the 3 relays was my problem. tried to find wiring diagram but every time i tried a link to download one it wanted to download a bunch of other crap with it so i called a couple dealers to find out what the wires went to. Godfroy brothers in JonesVille MI was willing to help me out over the phone. tech told me it was wiring to the fuel cut off solinoid. he told me to try unpluging the temp sensor by the upper radiatior hose on the top of the engine and try to start it. And away it went! started right up! Dont know exactly what the temp sensor has to do with starting it but it will be a lot cheaper fix than originaly thought. Just wanted to post my problem in case someone else has the same problem and needs a few ideas on how to find a solution to their situation. thanks to this site and the tech at Godfroy Bros. in Jonesville MI. for gettting me back up and running without emptying my wallet!!!!!
 
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hammerman have same issue fuse bloing i replaced the fuel solenoid cut off hooked everything back up instantly blu fuse i disconnected temp sensor havent tried starting yet three leads 2 on solenoid does the third on go to ground ? the info you posted is a blessing
 
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