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Craftsman Riding Mower Starter Problem

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07-05-08, 12:25 PM   #1  
Craftsman Riding Mower Starter Problem

I have a 17.5 HP Electric Start Craftsman Lawn Tractor (917-272680). I replaced the starter which was not working. Now the new starter turns and engages the flywheel, but quickly stops as soon as it engages and I hear a ticking sound coming from the ignition area. Any suggestions for my next move?


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07-05-08, 02:44 PM   #2  
Check battery make sure it's fully charged

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07-05-08, 08:26 PM   #3  
I am thinking of a clicking sound coming from the starter solenoid, which would indicate low voltage/bad battery.

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