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Old 09-11-2021, 02:49 PM
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When I got my 2155, the hour meter said 422.9 hours, but the .9 was kinda in between, and not quite turned over to 423 yet. I’ve know I’ve mowed well over 2-3 hours, and the .9 has barely moved. How accurate are these things supposed to be? Is one hour of runtime equal to one hour on the dial? Is my hour meter broken?

What’s the best way to troubleshoot/fix this? If it is broken, who knows how many hours have been put on it for real?
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Old 09-11-2021, 03:53 PM
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My 2166 numbers are a bit cockeyed and hang down partly obscured by the dash panel which caused me to think its a pretty cheap mechanism. But my hours are definitely advancing, and like you I've only used mine 2 to 3 hours too. It advances even when stationary.
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Old 09-11-2021, 10:43 PM
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Don't know specifically about a 2166, but on my 1862 you can leave the key
on and the hour meter will advance. The tractor does not have to be running.
If that is your case you could at least just put power to the meter and watch it
to see how it advances..

One time I put 22 hours on my tractor and never left the shop.


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Old 09-12-2021, 02:29 PM
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If the hour meter isn't showing any additional hours after mowing 2-3 hours after 422.9 reading, it ain't accurate. I believe the 1/10 dial (6 minutes interval) will move the 1 hour dial when .9 is reached and in the process of going into the next hour....therefore it could be stuck.
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Old 09-12-2021, 06:56 PM
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On the down side, you don't know how many hours your tractor really has. On the bright side, it could help the resale value.
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I mean I guess the hour meter really isn’t needed if you do yearly fluid changes anyways. I know some people are pretty hardcore and change their fluids every season whether is needs it or not…
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Old 09-15-2021, 06:34 AM
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The meters on most mowers I have seen look like a pretty cheap part. Combine that with weather, rough terrain, & it is easy to see why they quit working. The meter on the mower I use the most quit working, too. I unplugged it to check & clean the terminals/ wires & plugged it back in & it works. You can also put a new meter in.
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So it seems they are mostly good for scheduling maintenance and fairly useless for evaluating overall use by previous owners.
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Old 09-15-2021, 09:38 AM
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Maybe I’ll just install a new hour meter when I do a full service in the spring (oil/filter, hydro fluid/filter, air filter, fuel filter, spark plug), that way I can start fresh and knowing all the hours going forward are from a fresh service.

Unless I can get the current one working again - But who knows how many how’s have been put on it since it stopped working?
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