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    Switch lever position

    My Ingersoll 3018 w/Onan engine won't start with the ignition switch but does when I jump from Batt+ to solenoid. The Ignition switch was new earlier this year so I installed new neutral start switches.

    Wondering if I have the levers on the correct side of the selector and how do I properly adjust them? Guessing the switches should both be tripped? The Neutral light doesn't come on but I'm sure that is an adjustment that's needed.

    Thanks for any help you can offer! Doc












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    Try engaging pto switch monentarily whilst turning key to start. Make sure travel control lever is in neutral. I have two of that era and the electricals are 'amazing'.

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    Quote Originally Posted by doc8254 View Post
    My Ingersoll 3018 w/Onan engine won't start with the ignition switch but does when I jump from Batt+ to solenoid. The Ignition switch was new earlier this year so I installed new neutral start switches.

    Wondering if I have the levers on the correct side of the selector and how do I properly adjust them? Guessing the switches should both be tripped? The Neutral light doesn't come on but I'm sure that is an adjustment that's needed.

    Thanks for any help you can offer! Doc















    Whatever is in your link, won't load for me.

    Do you mean when you bypass it, it will start (and run), or just turn the starter?

    Did it ever function properly after installing the new ignition switch?

    The neutral light, could be more than your switch out of adjustment.

    It can be hard to hear sometimes but all of the Ingersoll safety switches that I messed with (if good) had a discernable click when actuated. You may be able to check that for yourself, by doing it with a finger or probe and then check for it again with the selector. If you then don't hear the click, then yes, you'll need to adjust them. It doesn't take much and depends on the model as to how. Some pics might help us, help you on that.

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    Make sure you have a good bulb in neutral light socket. At some point in the travel lever range of movement it should light up.

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    Thanks for responding! Yes, it starts and runs with the jump. It has been working fine with the new ignition switch. Lately I had to try the key a few times before it would connect. Are the levers in the correct position or do they go on top of the actuating lever? The bulb is good!

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    I haven't adjusted the switches yet. I imagine they both have to be activated before the neutral light goes on.

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    Just tried that with no luck. I'll adjust the switches to be tripped when in neutral then try again tomorrow! Thanks!!!

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    "Are the levers in the correct position or do they go on top of the actuating lever?"

    I take it you posted a pic. but I can't see it.

    Maybe go through the directions on posting pics and try again.

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    Where do I find out how to post a pic! Guess I'm just getting too old! lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by doc8254 View Post
    Where do I find out how to post a pic! Guess I'm just getting too old! lol
    In the black header near the top of the page, you'll see the choice of Forum. Click that and down a bit, you'll see Help and Feedback. Click that. A few posts down, is Image Upload Help.

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