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Personal Quote I love all power equipment from lawn mowers to snow blowers. My favorite pieces of equipment are 2 cycle Lawn Boys.
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Re: John Deere 1130 SE
#1   Jan 7, 2015 9:19 pm
I may have to order that kit that runkster mentioned.  I put that metal plate in the gap behind the belt cover/sheer bolt holder, but I don't have that big, flat, rubber piece.  I'm guessing that fits on the inside top of the transmission housing to prevent water from dripping on to the friction disc? 
Re: John Deere 1130 SE
#2   Jan 2, 2015 11:47 pm
I have the 1130 fueled up and changed the oil with some fresh synthetic. I had to replace the spark plug this year. It had a weak spark that would only fire enough to start the engine when I used the electric starter. Rather than a Champion, I used the equivalent NGK plug. I sure love this machine and can't wait for some deep snow.
Re: John Deere 1130 SE
#3   Jan 15, 2014 2:11 pm
After following the steps outlines on this post to stop the slipping clutch disc, I can't say how HAPPY I am with this machine.  It is a great snowblower and has a ton of power.  I plan on keeping mine until the day I die.  If you are considering a JD, don't let the negative posts on here sway you.  I am one satisfied customer. I admit, there was a design flaw from the factory, but now that I know how to keep the friction disc dry, it hasn't slipped since the first season I bought it back in '09. 

Basically, if you have a Simplicity or a Snapper snowblower (I've used a Snapper parts manual to order parts for my JD 1130se), this is the exact same machine....nothing wrong with JD except that the plastic belt cover would let melted snow drip on the friction disc, which is an easy fix. 

John Deere 1130SE/1330SE blows headlights - too much power at plug? (same as the Aries Deluxe 30)
#4   Jan 10, 2013 7:22 pm
Can someone please check the voltage on their newer JD snowblower headlight plug at wide open throttle with the heated handgrips turned off? Mine varies quite a bit whether or not I have the heated hand grips on. With them off, I am a little over 20 volts, which must be way too high because I have been blowing bulbs since I bought it. I replaced the voltage regulator and there is currently around 20 volts at wide open throttle, at the headlight plug, with the heated handgrips turned off. The resistor under the dash that makes the heated handgrips work was melted, so I replace it. I assume what is left is a possible problem in the stator/generator. ***Update*** I think I have it fixed. The voltage regulator wasn't getting a good ground. It would spark as I took it on and off with the engine running which would make the voltage jump up and down. I ran a ground wire from the voltage regulator to ground and I am getting a constant 12.7-13 volts at the bulb now. Hopefully it's fixed for good.
Re: John Deere 1130 SE
#5   Dec 20, 2012 1:29 pm
I finally have my 1130 fueled back up and ready to go. Now I just need some snow.
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