04-05 Craftsman LT1000 won't start

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Old 03-31-13, 01:10 PM
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I have a craftsman lt1000 and it won't start. The battery is charged and connected to a jump starter when I try to start it. When you turn the key it makes a clicking noise coming from something under the gas tank. And the starter isn't even spinning. But it's not the starter clicking. It's some other little thing and I don't know what it is.
 
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Old 03-31-13, 02:59 PM
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Is it a rapid clicking, or just one click? If it's a rapid clicking, that's low voltage, meaning your battery is probably bad. If it's just one click, the solenoid is probably bad.
 
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If it is a bad solenoid how would I fix it? Or could it be a bad connection? Also at first it is one click but after a couple tries it goes to many clicks.and where could I get a solenoid?
 

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Old 03-31-13, 07:26 PM
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You have a voltage problem. Your battery is dead and the jump starter isn't good or isn't making connection, or you have a connection problem.
 
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Do you know what might be connected wrong or anything? Everything looked connected right.
 
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Old 03-31-13, 08:23 PM
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The battery connections or the ground could be loose or corroded. To me it just sounds like a dead battery and your jumper isn't good or connected well. Especially if the battery is 2 years old.
 
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Even if you have a jump starter connected a corroded connection can prevent the current from getting through. I would start at the battery and follow the large wires around the machine. Thoroughly clean each connection. You've probably got a ground wire going from the battery to the machine. Then a hot wire from the battery to the solenoid then another from the solenoid to the starter. Each connection must be shiny clean and tight.
 
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Well I got all of my connections clean. But it still makes a clicking noise. But now only one click instead of multiple clicks now. And I still had jumper connected to it. Could it be that the battery is dead because it sat for almost 2 years(we got a new law mower). So the battery is gone. And I didnt see any ground wire?
 
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You need a battery.
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So it's not the solenoid?
 
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