Snapper mower please help

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Old 09-16-13, 07:13 PM
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Snapper mower please help

I need help on a snapper riding mower model # 281123BV it was a pull start and someone removed the pull start off and i need to make the key switch like a toggle switch this key switch was for the recoil start which has been removed it has 2 poles 1 went to the magneto n the other to engine ground now need to add a push start switch need to know how to wire this key switch & a push start switch to the solenoid and to the push button switch and to the battery also it has a red wire coming under the flywheel to keep the battery charged where does this wire connect to

can I explain what wires I have on this snapper mower to turn it into a push button switch

1. push start switch is a 20 amp with 2 wires

2. red positive battery cable & 1 of the wires from the push start switch & the red wire coming from under the flywheel to the solenoid is all on the left side of the large positive side of solenoid prong total of 3 wires here

3. right side of the - post of the battery of the solenoid is a black wire and it is going to the starter

the other push button switch wire is on the bottom small prong of the solenoid

but this isnít working I get nothing BUT the red wire coming from under the flywheel it is arcing when I put it on the positive side of the solenoid with the key switch off and the positive on the battery post gets very very hot what I'm I doing wrong please help can i get someone to post step by step on how to wire this mower

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Ricky
 
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Old 09-17-13, 06:30 AM
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Instead of the key with the start position you're wanting to put a toggle type ignition switch and a push button type switch for the starter?

If that's the case. Start with the battery/solenoid. Ground the negative side of the battery to motor. Run the hot cable (positive) from the battery to one side of the solenoid and a cable from the other side to the starter. You should have one small wire connection pole on the solenoid. Run a wire from that pole to one side of your push button. From the other side of your push button run a wire to either the positive terminal on the battery or the positive side of the starter solenoid. Either way you get current to the push button.

That will get the motor spinning over and it will start. You just need a way to kill it. That's pretty simple.

From the coil that sits on the flywheel, there is a kill wire. Run that wire to one side of your ignition toggle switch. Then run a wire from the other side to a good ground on the motor. When the toggle switches to continuity the engine will kill, when it breaks continuity it will be in the "run" position. This may be opposite what the position tag says. It was probably made for a light switch where "on" was continuity. Just switch the on/off tag around 180 degrees.

If you have mistakenly hooked current to that kill wire at any time, you have likely destroyed the coil and it will need replaced. If not, that's good and you're ready to go.

Just flip the ignition toggle to the on (no continuity) position and push the button to spin the engine. Flip it the other way (continuity) to kill it.
 

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Old 09-17-13, 01:02 PM
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Thanks marbobj
I "believe" that you may have just given me an answer to a problem I recently encountered.
If you have mistakenly hooked current to that kill wire at any time, you have likely destroyed the coil and it will need replaced.
 
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Old 09-20-13, 12:45 PM
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Thanks so much with wiring help got it to start but now when i turn engine off and try to re crank it it trys to restart but i have to turn the fly wheel a half turn and it will start again but i have to keep doing this over & over again what do u think is wrong now?
thanks Ricky
 
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That's usually fixed by setting the valve clearance. A norm is .005 for intake and exhaust alike, although the range for both are different.
 
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