John Deere

OMM141871

Issue D0

Sabre Yard and Garden Tractors

1948GV/HV, 2148HV, 2354HV

PIN (010001 - )

and 2554HV

PIN (025001 - )

Introduction

Product Identification

Safety

Operating

Replacement Parts

Service Interval Chart

Service Lubrication

Service Engine

Service Transmission

Service Mower

Service Electrical

Checking the Battery

Removing and Installing the Battery

Clean Battery and Terminals

Charging the Battery

Using Booster Battery

Replacing Fuse

Replacing Headlight Bulb

Replacing Battery Discharge and Oil Pressure Indicator Light Bulbs

Service Miscellaneous

Troubleshooting

Storing Machine

Assembly

Specifications

Warranty

Sabre by John Deere Quality Statement

Service Record

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Service Electrical


Checking the Battery


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c CAUTION: Avoid injury! Sulfuric acid in battery electrolyte is poisonous. It is strong enough to burn skin, eat holes in clothing, and cause blindness if splashed into eyes.

Wear eye protection and avoid spilling or dripping electrolyte.

Flush eyes with water for 15-30 minutes if acid is splashed into eyes.

If acid is swallowed, get medical attention immediately.

DO NOT attempt to open, add fluid or service battery. Any attempt to do so will void warranty and lead to possible injury.

ˇ Keep battery and terminals clean.

ˇ Keep battery bolts tight.

ˇ Keep small vent holes open.

ˇ Recharge, if necessary, at 6-10 amperes for 1 hour. (See Charging the Battery in this section.)

Removing and Installing the Battery

c CAUTION: Avoid injury! Always remove negative (-) battery cable first, and install it last, to prevent electrical short circuit to chassis.

1. Turn ignition key off and raise hood.


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2. Remove rubber hold-down strap (A).

3. Disconnect negative (-) battery cable (B).

4. Remove red cover (C) from positive (+) battery terminal. Remove positive (+) cable and blue harness wire (D) from battery.

5. Remove battery.

6. Install the battery following these steps in reverse order. (See Connect the Battery in the Assembly section.)

Clean Battery and Terminals


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c CAUTION: Avoid injury! Battery gas can explode:

- Keep sparks and flames away from batteries. Use a flashlight to check battery electrolyte level.

- Never check battery charge by placing a metal object across the posts. Use a voltmeter or hydrometer.

- Always remove grounded (-) battery clamp first and replace it last.

1. Turn ignition key off and lift hood.


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2. Remove rubber hold-down strap (A).

3. Disconnect BLACK (-) battery cable (B) first.

4. Disconnect RED (+) battery cable (C) and blue harness wire (D) and remove battery from mower.

5. Wash battery with solution of four tablespoons of baking soda to one gallon of water. Be careful not to get the soda solution into the cells.

6. Rinse the battery with clean water. Let dry.

7. Clean terminals and battery cable ends with wire brush until bright.

8. Apply petroleum jelly or silicone spray to terminal to prevent corrosion.

9. Reinstall battery. (See Removing and Installing the Battery in this section and Connect the Battery in the Assembly section.)

Charging the Battery

IMPORTANT: Avoid damage! This battery comes fully charged. If the mower is not used by the Service Expiration Date indicated on the battery, charge the battery using the following instructions.



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c CAUTION: Avoid injury! BE VERY CAREFUL: Battery fluid (electrolyte), is a solution of water and sulfuric acid. It is very harmful to eyes, skin, or clothing.

- Wear goggles or an eye shield when you work with a battery.

- If the acid contacts your eyes, skin, or clothing, flush the area immediately with water. Get medical help, if necessary.

A battery gives off gas which can explode. An exploding battery will spray sulfuric acid in all directions.

- Keep cigarettes, sparks, and flames away from the battery.

- Charge the battery in an area with good ventilation.

- DO NOT charge a frozen battery.


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Before you charge a battery:

ˇ Wait until the battery has warmed to room temperature. Do not charge a frozen battery.

Turn OFF and unplug the charger before you connect cables to the battery or disconnect cables from the battery.

If the battery becomes warm to touch during charging:

ˇ Reduce the charging rate OR

NOTE: Your charger may have an AUTOMATIC STOP to prevent charging the battery:

ˇ Stop charging the battery until it cools.

ˇ When the battery is fully charged OR

ˇ When the battery is not in condition to take a charge.

c CAUTION: Avoid injury! DO NOT attempt to open, add fluid or service battery. Any attempt to do so will void warranty and lead to possible injury.

Battery gas is explosive:

- DO NOT smoke while you charge battery.

- Keep all flames and sparks away.

- DO NOT charge frozen battery.

- DO NOT connect booster battery negative (-) cable to starting vehicle negative (-) terminal.

1. Remove battery from mower. (See Removing and Installing Battery in this section.)


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2. Connect positive (+) charger cable to positive (+) battery terminal.

3. Connect negative (-) charger cable to negative (-) battery terminal.

4. Plug in charger cord.

5. Charge battery using a 12 Volt battery charger at a rate of 6-10 amperes for a minimum of 1 hour and no more than 2 hours.

6. Unplug charger cord. Remove charger cables.

7. Install battery. (See Removing and Installing Battery in this section.)

Using Booster Battery


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c CAUTION: Avoid injury! Battery gas is explosive:

- DO NOT smoke while you charge battery.

- Keep all flames and sparks away.

- DO NOT charge frozen battery.

- DO NOT connect booster battery negative (-) cable to starting vehicle negative (-) terminal.


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1. Connect positive (+) booster cable to booster battery positive (+) post (D).

2. Connect the other end of positive (+) booster cable to vehicle battery positive (+) post (A).

3. Connect negative (-) booster cable to booster battery negative (-) post (C).

4. Connect the other end of negative (-) booster cable (B) to engine ground away from battery.

Replacing Fuse

1. Lift hood.


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2. Pull defective fuse (A) out of socket.

3. Check metal clip in fuse window and discard fuse if clip is broken.

4. Push new fuse into socket.

5. Lower hood.

Replacing Headlight Bulb

1. Lift hood.


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2. Push in and turn bulb socket (A) 1/4 turn counterclockwise to remove.

3. Replace defective bulb(s) with a new bulb.

4. Insert bulb socket into housing, push in and turn 1/4 turn clockwise to install.

5. Lower hood.

Replacing Battery Discharge and Oil Pressure Indicator Light Bulbs

NOTE: If more than one bulb is defective, replace only one bulb at a time. Make sure light socket is installed in correct holder.

1. Lift hood.


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2. Turn indicator bulb socket (A) 1/8 turn counterclockwise to remove it.

3. Pull bulb from socket.

4. Push new bulb into socket and install socket into holder.

5. Lower hood.