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John Deere E110 Troubleshooting

The John Deere E110 is a two-wheel drive lawn tractor from E100 series. This model was manufactured between 2018 and 2020.

The John Deere E110 driveline components: a 32.9 cu.in (540 cc) Briggs and Stratton 33R877 four-cycle vertical-shaft single cylinder air-cooled gasoline engine with a maximum power of 19 hp (14.2 kW), and Kanzaki Tuff Torq belt-driven hydrostatic transmission with infinite forward and reverse gears. The engine has a fixed main jet carburetor, integral type fuel pump, and full pressure lubrication system with full-flow oil filter.

Max. forward speed - 5.5 mph (8.8 km/h), maximum reverse speed - 3.2 mph (5.1 km/h). The tractor is fitted with 15x6.00-6 front tires and 20x8.00-8 rear tires. The wheel base is 49 in (1240 mm). The John Deere E110 can be equipped with the following attachments: a 42" mid-mount 2-blade mower deck with 13 cut positions and cutting height of 1-4" (25-102 mm), 44" front-mount two-stage snowblower, or 46" front blade with manual lift system.

Engine Troubleshooting
Engine doesn't start or hard to start
No fuel in fuel tank - Fill it up
Incorrect fuel grade - Change fuel
Air in the fuel system - Air bleeding
Spark plug wire is disconnected or loose - Inspect spark plug wiring connection, change or repair
Damaged spark plug - Install new spark plug
Plugged fuel filter - Install new filter
Defective safety switch - Replace if required
Wrong carburetor adjustment - Adjusting carburetor correctly
Low compression - Check and replace worn parts
Choke cable is not adjusted properly or worn - Adjust properly or replace the cable
Engine runs irregularly
Cooling fins are blocked - Wash or clean as required
Ignition failure - Inspect ignition system and change faulty parts
Stuck or defective choke cable - Service or change the cable
Air filter element is plugged - Replace or service air filter
Fuel pump is damaged or dirty - Test fuel pump and replace if necessary
Engine starts but then stops
Spark plug is damaged - Change spark plug as required
Dirty or faulty carburetor - Service or repair carburetor
Damaged ignition coil - Change ignition coil as required
Valve springs are loose or broken - Change valve springs
Valves sticking - Valves need to be cleaned
Engine overheated
Engine oil level is low - Checking oil level and add if necessary
Engine overload - Reduce engine load
Cooling fins are blocked - Need to clean or wash
Carburetor is running lean - Adjust carburetor correctly
Ignition timing is improper - Ignition timing needs to be set properly
Valve setting is incorrect - Adjust valves as required
Engine knocks or noises
Low octane fuel - Use proper fuel
Engine is overloaded - Reduce load
Engine oil insufficient - Add oil to the engine crankcase
Low idle speed setting is incorrect - Correct idle settings
Fuel pump is damaged or dirty - Service or change fuel pump
Main bearings or crankshaft failure - Repair or replace defective parts
Valve clearance is improper - Need to adjust valve clearance
Worn cylinder bore or piston rings - Change defective components
Loss of engine power
Carburetor is incorrectly adjusted or dirty - Service or correctly adjust carburetor
Clogged air filter - Change or clean air filter
Dirty or defective fuel pump - Test fuel pump and replace if necessary
Ignition system malfunction - Inspect ignition system and change faulty parts
Blown cylinder head gasket - Install new cylinder head gasket
Stuck or burned valves - Clean or change valves
Worn or damaged push rod - Push rod needs to be changed
Faulty cylinder block parts - Change defective components
Engine uses too much fuel
Choke opening is not full - Replace or adjust choke cable
Incorrect carburetor main jet adjustment - Adjust the carburetor main jet correctly
Faulty or loose spark plug - Tighten or replace spark plug
Worn, stuck, or burned valves - Change or clean valves
Worn piston, rings, or sleeve - Replace defective components
Improper valve clearance - Adjust to proper valve clearance
Excessive oil consumption
Defective seals or gaskets - New components need to be installed
Worn valve stems and valve guides - Valves need to be changed
Damaged or seized piston rings - Change piston rings
Scuffed piston or cylinder liner - Inspect liner and piston, replace as necessary
Clogged breather hose or pipe - Change or clean

Hydrostatic Transmission Troubleshooting
Excessive hydrostatic transmission noise
Speed control pedal linkage is damaged or out of adjustment - Adjust or repair linkage
Excessive loading - Load needs to be reduced
Low transmission oil level or contaminated oil - Change transmission oil or top up to proper level
Defective or worn transmission parts - Check transmission parts for damage or wear and replace if required
Difficult shifting
Corroded or worn shift linkage - Lubricate or change linkage
Defective or stuck hydrostatic pump - Repair or change pump
Transmission shift control parts are faulty or unadjusted - Adjust correctly or replace
Loss of power
Low fluid level - Add fluid to the transmission housing
Defective or worn drive sheave - Replace sheave
Shift linkage is damaged or unadjusted - Adjust properly or replace linkage
Speed control pedal linkage is bent or not adjusted - Change or adjust linkage
Transmission leaking
Broken transmission gaskets or seals - Seals and gaskets need to be replaced
Final drive shaft leaks - Shaft seals need to be changed
Transmission housing is cracked - Housing needs to be replaced

Mower Deck Troubleshooting
Mower vibration is excessive
Clogged or damaged mower drive sheave - Replace or service sheave
Drive belt is defective or loose - Adjust belt tension or change the belt
Bent or unbalanced cutting blades - Balance or change blades
Blade mounting bolts are loose - Bolts should be tightened
Discharge chute keeps clogging
Fast ground speed - Need to slow down
Long grass - Need to set low cutting height
Engine is running at too low speed - Open throttle fully
Cutting level is too low - Adjust mower to higher cutting height
Incorrect mower drive belt installation - Drive belt must be installed correctly
Lawn mower leaving uncut grass
Clogged mower deck - Clean mower deck as required
Blades are too dull - Blades need to be sharpened
Damaged or worn blades - Install new blades
High ground speed - Need to slow down
Cutting height is too low - Change cutting height adjustment
Filled bagger - Empty the bagger
Blades scalping grass
Uneven or bumpy lawn - Roll or level the lawn
Mower cuts too low - Use a higher cutting height
High ground speed - Operate at slower speed
Improperly leveled mower deck - Deck needs to be adjusted properly
Damaged or bent blades - Change the blades
Tires are not correctly inflated - Inflate tires as required
Mower cutting is uneven
Tires are not correctly inflated - Inflate tires as required
Deck level is not correct - Deck needs to be adjusted properly
Blades are excessively dull - Need a blade sharpening
Damaged or worn blades - Install new blades
Discharge chute is plugged - Need to clean the mower deck
Broken mower deck housing - Repair or change the deck
Bent or loose mower spindle - Replace or repair the spindle

Electrical Troubleshooting
Battery will not charge
Electrical cable connections are loose or corroded - Tighten or service connections
Electrical terminal connectors are faulty - Terminal connectors need to be changed
Battery faulty cell - Replace the battery
Starter turns slowly
Battery power is low - Battery is drained, recharge it
Battery drains quickly - Service or change the battery
Disconnected wiring or bad battery terminals - Check wire connections and change or service terminals
Starter does not work
Battery is drained or defective - Recharge or change battery
Disconnected or improperly connected wiring harness - Inspect battery wiring harness and connect as required
Low battery voltage - Charge the battery
Improperly gapped or dirty spark plug - Clean, gap or change spark plug
Faulty solenoid or starter motor - Replace solenoid or repair starter




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