Farmall M starter switch

Thu Oct 16, 2008 8:18 pm

Gentlemen,
I have been having problems with the starter switch(es) on my M. After a month of owning "Bertha" the switch would not complete the circuit and I went to TSC and bought another one. The first one I bought from TSC broke after three uses. The stem of the switch cracked! I took that one back and got another one, it lasted 6 months and just stopped working. I just bought a shorter stemmed switch that was made for a Massey but its not working well. I have to reach down and push the plunger with my hand instead of the using the foot lever. Have any of you had this same problem?
Thanks
John

Re: Farmall M starter switch

Thu Oct 16, 2008 8:27 pm

Try NAPA or your local Case/Ih dealer. Most of the parts TSC sells is junk

Re: Farmall M starter switch

Thu Oct 16, 2008 9:32 pm

John is correct. Try your local autoparts store. Obtain the better quality switch. Some of the better quality switches have an adjustment under the button.

Re: Farmall M starter switch

Fri Oct 17, 2008 8:26 pm

Thanks guys, I keep forgetting about NAPA. I usually work the tractors on the weekend and the local NAPAS do not have convenient store hours and thats how I end up with TSC parts.
John

Re: Farmall M starter switch

Wed Oct 22, 2008 6:40 pm

I replaced the switch on my W-6, same as an M. I bought mine at napa. Costs a little more upfront, but I have never had problems with anything I have bought.