craftsman electrical problem


Old 06-20-09, 04:37 PM
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Angry craftsman electrical problem

put new starter and battery on but still get just one loud click as key is turned. it did fire up on the second try after installing new starter but wont engage now.
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Old 06-20-09, 07:50 PM
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Is it getting power to the starter cable? Can you bridge the terminals of the solenoid to make it crank? Is the engine locked up? What do you have so we know what we're talking about?
Old 06-20-09, 07:52 PM
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Do you have a model & Serial #,,Engine #'s??? Have you checked the voltage drop over the solonoid while cranking the engine?? Do you have any voltage @ the starter when you turn the key?? Kinda sounds like a solonoid,, But you should do some testing before throwing parts @ it. Even charge & load test the new battery....Post some numbers & the Pro's will help out soon,,, Good Luck,, Roger
Old 06-21-09, 11:09 PM
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Try taking the plug out and cranking it. Could be hydro locked.

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