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Skipper
Posts: 5
Registered: ‎04-22-2018

Code 36 “Waiting On Neutral”

I have had issues with the engine shutting down (safe mode) while running at various speeds. Code 36 “waiting on neutral” appears. It’s not consistent, Wednesday it happened three times, shut down and powered off, then restarted and it ran fine. Friday went out and had no issues, Saturday it happened six times back to back. I also noticed it seemed quite a bit more sluggish on take offs to get up on plane. Any ideas what the issue could be?
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Skipper
Posts: 5
Registered: ‎04-22-2018

Re: Code 36 “Waiting On Neutral”

I forgot to mention it’s a 2015 Etec G2 with 71 hours.
Skipper
Posts: 5
Registered: ‎04-22-2018

Re: Code 36 “Waiting On Neutral”

It’s on a Ranger Z 521, it has a gas peddle, not the regular hot foot, with the option to switch from the foot throttle or the hand throttle.
Skipper
Posts: 5
Registered: ‎04-22-2018

Re: Code 36 “Waiting On Neutral”

 
Admiral
Posts: 8,400
Registered: ‎07-14-2011

Re: Code 36 “Waiting On Neutral”

 

 

Are you reading this code 36 from an Evinrude guage or display, or from another brand of display? If not genuine Evinrude, the code may be incorrect.

 

If it is a true code 36, that means the system has been powered ON with control lever(s) not in the NEUTRAL position. It could also be a wiring or rigging glitch or setup calibration problem. Contact your dealer for diagnosis and correction.

 

We are sorry that this happened to your new engine and we are confident that your dealer can rectify it easily.

 

 

 


"There is never just one thing wrong with a boat";
                    -- Travis McGee, main character in a book series by John D. McDonald 


 



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The factory recommends that a properly trained technician service your Johnson or Evinrude outboard motor. Should you elect to perform repairs yourself, use caution, common sense, and observe safety procedures in the vicinity of flammable liquids, around moving parts, near high-temperature components, and working with electrical or ignition systems.

The information offered here is only general in nature and should not be construed as complete factory approved procedures, techniques, or specifications. Always use the proper service manual for your motor, up-to-date service literature, the correct tools, and have an understanding of how to proceed with troubleshooting and repair methods. If you are unsure or uncomfortable with a procedure, a situation, or a technique, enlist the services of a factory trained technician.


Skipper
Posts: 5
Registered: ‎04-22-2018

Re: Code 36 “Waiting On Neutral”

The fault appears on the Evinrude Icon 3.5 display. It’s an intermittent fault, I do believe it’s something between the side mount binnacle control shifter and the throttle. I am scheduled to take it to the dealer tomorrow.
Skipper
Posts: 2
Registered: ‎09-02-2019

Re: Code 36 “Waiting On Neutral”

Hi Clint i have had a similar thing happen to my pair of G2's - waiting on neutral on start up. How did you resolve your issue?
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Admiral
Posts: 8,400
Registered: ‎07-14-2011

Re: Code 36 “Waiting On Neutral”


@rtant wrote:
Hi Clint i have had a similar thing happen to my pair of G2's - waiting on neutral on start up. How did you resolve your issue?

 

 

If it is a true code 36, that means the system has been powered ON with control lever(s) not in the NEUTRAL position. It could also be a wiring or rigging glitch or setup calibration problem. Contact your dealer for diagnosis and correction.

 

 

 

 


"There is never just one thing wrong with a boat";
                    -- Travis McGee, main character in a book series by John D. McDonald 


 



***************

The factory recommends that a properly trained technician service your Johnson or Evinrude outboard motor. Should you elect to perform repairs yourself, use caution, common sense, and observe safety procedures in the vicinity of flammable liquids, around moving parts, near high-temperature components, and working with electrical or ignition systems.

The information offered here is only general in nature and should not be construed as complete factory approved procedures, techniques, or specifications. Always use the proper service manual for your motor, up-to-date service literature, the correct tools, and have an understanding of how to proceed with troubleshooting and repair methods. If you are unsure or uncomfortable with a procedure, a situation, or a technique, enlist the services of a factory trained technician.


Mate
Posts: 2
Registered: ‎05-03-2013

Re: Code 36 “Waiting On Neutral”

There is a update to control and gauge.