Simpliciy Regent Series Hydro Lawn Tractor. Won't start, only get "click" noise when key is turned. Need help trouble shooting to fix problem
Model: 16 HP Hydro
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You will need a voltmeter to check the electrical system.
OK, to test the electrical system should be relatively easy. First check thebattery and make sure you have 12 volts. This will tell us if the battery isgood and will double check the voltmeter. Next test the battery side of thestarter solenoid, You should have 12 volts there at all times. Now find thesmall wire that comes off the solenoid and goes to the ignition switch. With ahelper sitting on the seat, blades off and brake /clutch pushed in turn the key tostart. This should give you 12 volts to that small wire at the solenoid. Thenext test (this is my guess at the failure point) is the starter side of thesolenoid. With the same setup as the last test (key in start position) youshould be getting 12 volts to this post. If not then the solenoid is bad. Afterthat you can test the same way at the starter (key in start position) If youare getting 12 volts all the way to the starter and it is not turning then thestarter should be removed and bench tested
many wires on solenoid. could u plz be a little more specific.
You should only have 3 or four posts on the solenoid. 2 large ones and one or two small ones (depending on the style) One large post goes to your battery, the other large post to the starter. If you have one small post or tab that goes to the ignition switch. If you have two small posts or tabs then you can test them both. If one has 12 volts coming into it when trying to start the tractor you are OK
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