Solenoid Clicks but Starter not Turning (MTD 42" 17.5 HP Riding Mower)

Reply

  #1  
Old 07-10-15, 04:48 PM
Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: USA
Posts: 157
Solenoid Clicks but Starter not Turning (MTD 42" 17.5 HP Riding Mower)

I'm trying to get a riding mower to start. The solenoid clicks when the key is turned, but the starter will not turn. Does this mean the starter is bad, or at least the solenoid is not bad since it's clicking?

Thank you
 
Sponsored Links
  #2  
Old 07-10-15, 04:54 PM
Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: USA
Posts: 157
Perhaps I should ask my question a different way. I suppose the wiring going to the starter could be bad, so I will check the continuity, etc. But is it safe to assume the solenoid is good since it's clicking?
 
  #3  
Old 07-10-15, 05:17 PM
Member
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: North East Kingdom of Vermont
Posts: 2,185
I had a solenoid last year whose electro-magnet would "click" but it didn't close the higher amperage circuit to the Starter . . . . and I had to re-build it (the Solenoid).

I also had a heavy cable that provided continuity; but it was corroded internally and couldn't carry the load necessary to drive the Starter. Left me scratching my head until I replaced the Cable.

So, all I'm saying is that you have to "double check" most of these items.

For you, jumping over the solenoid and going directly from the battery to the Starter might help you verify that the Starter is healthy (probably), and with the Ignition Switch "on", you might even start your engine.
 

Last edited by Vermont; 07-10-15 at 05:35 PM.
  #4  
Old 07-11-15, 06:14 AM
Member
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: USA
Posts: 3,970
Checked the battery, it should measure about 13.8 volts if it's charged.
Disconnected the cables and cleaned the lugs?
 
Reply


Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Display Modes
Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 02:54 AM.