My TO35 won’t turn over with starter button. I replaced solenoid but won’t activate starter. I can start tractor jumping from solenoid to starter cable and remove starter cable after starting to stop starter motor.

I am electrically ignorant….HELP???


Hi John,

I would say that it could be one of a few things that could be causing the problem.

Try the safety isolator switch (just in front of steering box). Make sure the tractor is out of gear (R,1,2,3), join the wires together on this switch (white/blue wire to the white/red). If it then startes with the ignition switch then that is the problem.

Next try the ignition switch to see if it is faulty.

Next thing sould be the whole wiring loom (or part of it).

Have a look at this page and the wiring diagram.

Hope that helps.

Steve, VTE