Small Engine Troubleshooting Problems? Ask a Mechanic Now.
Hello. My name is***** will be happy to assist you. Do you know if the faint hum sound is coming from your starter or solenoid?
Remove your spark plugs, then try cranking your engine again. Let's see if your engine will spin without your spark plugs inserted. We can continue from here. Thanks!
I lost contact with this site right after I hit the send button. After an hour with customer service and two agents I am finally back on at almost five o'clock in the afternoon. BTW the starter and solenoid are so close that I will have to wait for my husband comes home so we can try to start and listen at the same time.
Very good! Thank you for letting me know. I will wait to hear your results. We will figure it out.
I still need help with the Cub Cadet, however, I got sidetracked. Our Valtra tractor became more important and now I think we fried the wiring harness on that.
I am sorry to here about the wiring on your other tractor. Are you still only getting only a faint hum sound, when you try starting your Cub Cadet?
When we turn the key, both the solenoid and the starter buzz. But nothing else happens.
Thanks for your response. Have you checked to see if your engine will turn, if you use your hand to turn your flywheel?
How do I do that? Do I take the cover off the top of the engine?
Can you get the make and model numbers for your engine for me?
I can check to see if you will need to remove your engine cover.
Cub Cadet SLT 1554
The numbers you posted above, are for your mower. I believe I have found the numbers for your engine. You have a Kohler CV Series engine. You should be able to turn your engine without removing your engine cover. There is a metal screen over your flywheel. Try turning your flywheel, by placing your hand on the screen.
Yes the engine is a CV740-0026. It turns with difficulty, but I don't know how hard it is supposed to be.
Thanks for this information. Can you remove your spark plugs, to see if your engine will turn easier?
I did and it didn't turn any easier.
With your spark plugs removed, will your engine attempt to spin, if you turn your key to start position.
Can you remove the cover from your engine, and observe your starter as you turn your key to start position? Let's see if the gear on your starter, engages with the gear on your flywheel, when you attempt to start your engine.
Do you have a meter to use for checking voltage?
I have a meter but I am not sure how to use it.
Do you know how to use it to check your battery voltage?
When I turn the key, It says 12 volts. When we started this process we had just purchased the battery and also check to see if it was fully charged.
Does your voltage drop, or remain the same, as you attempt to start your engine. These are only troubleshooting questions.
If you battery voltage is okay, it will be great if you can remove your starter, and get someone to test it for you.
Double check all of your connections. check for loose or dirty connections on your battery, and your starter.
I need to go check.