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I have had the stop fuel solenoid fail 4 times in 300 hours on my Bandit 65 xp. Its getting expensive to run on at this rate. Dose any one have any experience with this problem. The Kubota dealer cant keep up.

 

Thanx for Any ideas.

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I know a couple of people who had them fail on kubota engines on different machines I think the last one was Jensen...

 

Just fit a lever/piece of string to the solenoid and kill it manually!? .....

 

 

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Do the solonoids have serial numbers, could be a bad batch of solonoids if you are getting them from the same dealer.

 

Can't see any other reason why they would fail unless your charging voltage is very high from the alternator, which would drastically reduce its life but would also reduce your batteries life too

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How old is the engine,and did it originate from EPS in the states ?

Have the old coils been checked on the bench ?

Check the wiring diagram does it have a pair of diodes in the solenoid wiring loom ?

Does it run then stop randomly or no start ?

Check that the "pull" coil wiring is not permanently live.

Edited by roboted
Brain working faster than fingers !

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The one on a kubota engine I have is a three wire with a pull coil and a hold coil ?

 

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Rattling the grey matter here.....

 

The two wire/body earth has an inbuilt switch operated by the plunger or bi-metalic (not sure) so if you connect the pull circuit the plunger will clatter in and out.

I think there was a version where this was switched externally,ie an override switch......same same oil pressure override, preventing permanent power to the pull coil.

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There was a problem with stop solenoid a on Kubota engines but Two or Three years ago, I knew customers had changed them on chippers , grinders, mowers etc. One supplier I called into in Essex had 98 in stock which rang alarm bells.

 

The biggest problem was the connectors on the loom not the solenoid, make sure these are tight if not cut off & crimp new ones. Have the old solenoid a been tested?

 

 

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