VISUALLY INSPECT ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
like burned insulation. Put your hand on the
Make the following visual electrical inspection prior to
starting the tractor after receiving customer complaint:
not been operated for some time is a sure clue to
charging circuit problems.
1. Look for bare wires that could ground a component
or short across to another component.
7. If your visual inspection does not indicate the
possible malfunction, but your inspection does
2. Look for missing or worn conduit. This could
indicate that the machine can be run, turn the key
indicate a wire problem.
switch to the IGN position. Try out the accessory
circuits, indicator lights, gauge lights. How does
3. Look for loose or broken connectors and wires.
each of these components work? Look for sparks or
smoke which might indicate shorts.
4. Inspect batteries for:
8. Start machine. Check all gauges for good operation
and check to see if system is charging or
Loose terminals or battery posts
9. In general, look for anything unusual.
Proper electrolyte level
Many electrical failures cannot be detected even if
the machine is started. Therefore, a systematic and
complete inspection of the electrical system is
6. After machine has been shut down for five minutes
inspect for overheated parts. They will often smell