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nodnosam


Joined: Feb 22, 2013
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John Deere 1330SE Snow blower/thrower
Original Message   Feb 22, 2013 10:02 pm
I have had no problems with this blower until now.  I have a problem with the chute.  It neither rotates nor does it move up or down.  I have taken off the chute housing, loosened and then tightened up the gear box, and lubricated the gear spindle  I fear my problem is electrical.  Not only that... my headlights do not work and have not worked for a year or more.  Any ideas? 

Closest John Deere assistance is an hour away.  Not too bad - but the timing is another thing.

Go figure. Another snow storm tomorrow (third in as many weekends).  Ughhh!

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Bill_H


Location: Maine
Joined: Jan 12, 2008
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Re: John Deere 1330SE Snow blower/thrower
Reply #1   Feb 22, 2013 10:44 pm
Got a multimeter? You're going to need it. Sounds like everything electric is dead.

I can't locate a wiring diagram or any reference to a fuse so it's going to be a matter of tracing back the wires and seeing where you lose power - if the engine is even putting any out.
Sorry.

Who the hell let all the morning people run things?
Moderator Denis


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Re: John Deere 1330SE Snow blower/thrower
Reply #2   Feb 23, 2013 7:58 am
In case off here's a link for your blower schematic, you can see the electrical harness and where it could be located.

https://groundscare.custhelp.com/ci/fattach/get/51731/0/filename/995+-+1330SE_Parts_Catalog.pdf

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MN_Runner


Location: St. Paul, Minnesota
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Re: John Deere 1330SE Snow blower/thrower
Reply #3   Feb 23, 2013 8:30 am
nodnosam wrote:
I have had no problems with this blower until now.  I have a problem with the chute.  It neither rotates nor does it move up or down.  I have taken off the chute housing, loosened and then tightened up the gear box, and lubricated the gear spindle  I fear my problem is electrical.  Not only that... my headlights do not work and have not worked for a year or more.  Any ideas? 

Closest John Deere assistance is an hour away.  Not too bad - but the timing is another thing.

Go figure. Another snow storm tomorrow (third in as many weekends).  Ughhh!



At minimum, check your wire harnessess.  Per Denis PDF link, go to page 18 and make sure 0570/0575/0576 wire harnesses on your blower are tight and not loose.  Remove each harness (one at a time), inspect for rust then clean it before plugging it back in. 
jrtrebor


Location: Michigan - 3 hours north of Chicago on the lake
Joined: Feb 10, 2010
Points: 524

Re: John Deere 1330SE Snow blower/thrower
Reply #4   Feb 23, 2013 1:02 pm

The fact that your headlight hasn't worked for over a year tells you something.
It could be burnt out bulbs or a problem with the wiring.
Now that your chute motors have quit working as well says that you do have an electrical problem.
As suggested it could be a problem with one or more of your connections/plugs.
Could also be a problem with a loose or broken ground wire.
I would think that there would be a circuit breaker or fuse somewhere, but maybe not.
I would look over all the wiring real closely. Then start it a use a meter or a small 12V bulb or some kind
to check to see if your getting power out of your lighting coil.  You would want to make the test on the wires
that plug into that wiring harness shown in the page 18 diagram.
If you've got power there, then the problem is with one or more connections or switches that plug into the wiring harness.
But again check for any loose or broken ground wires.  There may be quite a few, depending on how the system is wired up.
Ground wires are usually black.
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