Husgvarna YTH 20K46, Kohler courage20 engine starting problem

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Old 09-24-11, 12:42 PM
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Husgvarna YTH 20K46, Kohler courage20 engine starting problem

husgvarna YTH20K46 model 96045004, with a Kohler Courage 20 model SV600S (2007). Son left the key on the on position and drained the battery. Trying to jump start it, I get a click, and sometimes I get a low high pitched sound, and if I hold the key smoke comes from the starter. Is this a sign of a bad starter? Thanks for any help!!
 
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Old 09-24-11, 01:52 PM
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I've done 2 things- 1) hooked up the jumper cables to a good bat, grounded the neg and touched the pos to the starter. All I got were sparks. 2) I bridged the two posts on the solenoid and all i got were sparks and the same click as if i were turning the key. Im assuming the starter is bad.
 
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...I hold the key smoke comes from the starter. Is this a sign of a bad starter? ...
If the starter worked fine before the battery was drained and then you held the key until it smoked, yes you may have a bad starter. I suspect murder.
 
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Old 09-24-11, 05:38 PM
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Can you turn the engine by hand? It may be hydro-locked with gas.
 
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