BCU 523715.31 – Y72 Solenoid Valve for Draft Link Stabilizer, Fault. John Deere System Advisory.

BCU 523715.31 (BCU )

Code: 523715.31



Error code BCU 523715.31 is triggered when the Basic Control Unit (BCU) of a John Deere vehicle detects an open circuit in the solenoid valve for the draft link stabilizer (Y72). This diagnostic trouble code indicates that there is an interruption in the electrical pathway necessary for the solenoid valve operation, likely due to disconnected wires, damaged connectors, or a fault within the solenoid itself, preventing the valve from functioning as intended.


The fault can lead to the malfunctioning of the draft link stabilizer, which may affect the tractor’s ability to maintain stability and control over implements. This could potentially impact the tractor’s operational efficiency and the effectiveness of attached tools.


  • Inspect Solenoid Valve and Wiring: Check the Y72 solenoid valve and its wiring for any signs of physical damage, disconnection, or corrosion that could be causing the open circuit.
  • Test for Electrical Continuity: Use a multimeter to test for continuity in the solenoid circuit. Lack of continuity confirms the presence of an open circuit.
  • Measure Solenoid Resistance: Measure the resistance across the solenoid coil terminals to ensure it aligns with manufacturer specifications. Anomalies in resistance readings could indicate a faulty solenoid coil needing replacement.
  • Replace or Repair Defective Components: If the solenoid valve or any associated wiring is found defective, replace or repair these components to ensure proper electrical function.
  • Reconnect and Secure All Connections: After repairs, ensure all electrical connections are securely reattached and insulated to prevent future disconnections or shorts.
  • Reset the BCU: Clear any stored fault codes and reset the BCU to recognize the repaired circuit and restore normal operations.
  • Operational Testing: Conduct functional tests to verify that the draft link stabilizer operates correctly and that the solenoid valve responds appropriately to control inputs.
  • Regular Maintenance: Integrate regular checks of the solenoid valves and their circuits into the maintenance schedule to catch and resolve early signs of wear or damage.


Proactive maintenance and timely intervention are critical in maintaining the functionality of hydraulic and electrical systems on agricultural machinery. Ensuring that solenoid valves and related components are in optimal condition enhances the overall performance and reliability of the equipment, crucial for maintaining high productivity and operational efficiency in farming operations.