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I'm trying to replace the solenoid on my lawn mower and it doesn't want to engage. when I reconnect the power it starts spinning freely. The solenoid is mounted directly to the starter. This is a John Deere STX38 mower. I'm still waiting. Is anyone trying to answer my question?
Do I need to remove the starter? I'm pretty mechanically inclined I just need a mental picture of the assembly and how it works. Does the starter need to be separated and the capture arm retracted to slip the solenoid into place?
How very condescending. I now can see the value of your years of experience. Now I know why you have to do this on-line. Your years would have been extremely limited!!