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    SLT 700 major problem

    I am having the worst luck with my skis had my slt out and it was running fine since last season, was out on the lake today at wot and the ski just plain died. I tried too start her back up and all it did was make a clicking sound.. wouldnt crank for anything. I checked inside and the CDI reset button popped up, I pressed it and still nothing. Has plenty of gas. Kinda of a weird problem... what does it sound like?


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    Did the button stay down after you pressed it?

    Time for some electrical diagnostics...

    Start by looking for loose wires or connections, inside or outside the electrical box. Also look for wires that may have been trapped or rubbing on the engine, and worn through the wire insulation.

    Next steps would be to start tracing voltages, and finding out where the power stops. Sometimes the Reset button fails internally, so check for 12 volt battery power on both terminals of the reset button (with the black meter probe on battery negative).

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    yes the reset button stays down... on the SLT 700 what is the res. option on the on/off switch? is that reserve? what is it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by brad148405 View Post
    ... on the SLT 700 what is the res. option on the on/off switch?
    is that reserve?...
    ON-OFF-RES

    RES = Reserve

    The fuel tank has two fuel intakes, one is shorter than the other. When the fuel levels gets low, the shorter one (which is the main ON fuel intake) no longer reaches far enough down into the fuel, and the motor sputters and dies.

    This is your warning that fuel is getting low. You switch to the RES position, and the longer 'reserve' intake feed provides fuel to the engine. You then ride back to the dock, and buy more fuel

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    ok was just checking... that wasnt the problem but a side question. Do you thinik its a possible stator issue? possibly on the charging coil? I noticed it hard for me to start it sometimes... takes a bit then it will fire.

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    Quote Originally Posted by brad148405 View Post
    ...Do you thinik its a possible stator issue? possibly on the charging coil?

    I noticed it hard for me to start it sometimes... takes a bit then it will fire.
    Weak starting is often the battery getting weak.

    If your charging system is not actually charging the battery, then the battery will of course get weaker as it is used.

    First get it running, then diagnose the charging system.

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