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I've had a few gators but all gas except this latest one, a 6x4 diesel and I love it. Lately it keeps on burning the Fuel Shut Off Solenoid (M806808). I've checked the voltage going to it and it is between 13-14.5V with engine on. Seems normal to me, so only other issue is too much current is going through to it. What is the current limiter to this solenoid? Please help.

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JAM :confused:
 

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My guess is the plunger isn’t moving to it’s fully seated position when energized. If the plunger doesn’t seat the coil heats up and can become damaged.

On an industrial product, i tested a number of solenoids to measure the temperature rise when the plunger didn’t reach its end in g stroke. Some coils would fail during the test

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The fuel solenoid used on smaller diesel engines can have two coils built into them. One is used for starting (pull-in) and generates more force to get it into position, Once started the "hold" coil remains energized. Since the coil is in position less energy is needed to maintain position.

It's possible the wires are switched in your harness causing the more powerful coil (more energy and thus more heat) to be energized while in the run position.
Or the ignition switch is faulty and the pull in solenoid is being energized continually.

I don't have the 855D manual handy to verify the above at this time. You can purchase a copy and read the theory of operation and consult the wiring diagrams.

Good luck and report back what you find. It's a bit frustrating as you're aware of when the thread isn't completed with resolution.
 
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