click when turning key, replaced solenoid, intermittent problem, craftsman 42"

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Old 04-29-14, 06:45 AM
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click when turning key, replaced solenoid, intermittent problem, craftsman 42"

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i have a craftsman 42" cut mower, the mower quit starting and would only click at solenoid, i replaced the solenoid and now the mower turns now and then and the other time i get the same click, any suggestions.
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Old 04-29-14, 07:34 AM
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I thought I responded, but it didn't take. Have you checked the charge rate on the battery? Not just the voltage, but under load? Your battery may be too weak.
 
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have not checked charge rate, but had battery checked under load at reputable battery shop, checked good, also i jumped the solenoid once and cranked perfect
 
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Old 04-29-14, 08:16 AM
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I'd suspect dirty cables or grounds.
 
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Old 04-29-14, 02:33 PM
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I agree with Gunguy45... likely loose cables at the battery.
 
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