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Donald, Small Engine Technician
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Experience:  I have 25+ years of experience repairing 2 & 4 cycle engines
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I put that piece on nothing happen.

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Hi Donald I put that piece on nothing happen.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Small Engine
Expert:  Donald replied 1 year ago.

Hello. The new solenoid did not help?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Nope
Expert:  Donald replied 1 year ago.

Thank you for letting me know. Have you checked to see if your battery is still fully charged?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I dont
Expert:  Donald replied 1 year ago.

All of the test you and I performed, lead to faulty solenoid. At this point, we need to determine if your battery is still okay. Did you double check, to make sure you put your solenoid on correctly?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Well I thought it was just one way that it go but my red light comes on .
Expert:  Donald replied 1 year ago.

Okay. Can you check your battery again? You can also check your battery, by using your screwdriver again, to jump the posts on your solenoid.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Iam not there now.
Expert:  Donald replied 1 year ago.

I will be here all day, if you would like to try later. I read our previous discussion. You stated that you were getting voltage to your solenoid, when in start position. You did confirm that you were getting ground to your solenoid.

Expert:  Donald replied 1 year ago.

If your solenoid is correctly installed ( I believe it is), it should work, unless your battery does not have sufficient charge.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I will go back and check and let you know in about an hour or so.
Expert:  Donald replied 1 year ago.

Very good! Thank you.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I went back done the screwdriver it turned over when I sat on it to turn it over Iam getting a chucking noise.
Expert:  Donald replied 1 year ago.

Can you describe the chucking noise? Do your engine attempt to spin, when you are hearing the chucking noise?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
When I turn the key to start it just click it sounds like it's coming from the solenoid.
Expert:  Donald replied 1 year ago.

Are you hearing one click each time you turn your key to start position, or a series of clicks?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
yep after each turn of the key
Expert:  Donald replied 1 year ago.

Did you notice a click when your old solenoid was in place?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
No I didn't recall
Expert:  Donald replied 1 year ago.

The reason I asked, is because the clicking is an improvement.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
the current don't seem like it's not moving to w
Expert:  Donald replied 1 year ago.

The clicking does indicate that your solenoid is being energized. When you are near your mower again, can you check something?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
What that it will be Monday.
Expert:  Donald replied 1 year ago.

Use your tester, to check to see if you have voltage on both large red cables, when your key is in start position. Keep in mind that the click you are hearing, is suppose to cause the circuit between your two large red cables, to close, and send voltage to your starter motor.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
use the same one that I ck the battery with also do I need to hold the key to start when doing this test?
Expert:  Donald replied 1 year ago.

Yes you are correct. You can use the same tester you used for testing your battery voltage. Your key does need to remain in start position, when you are doing this test.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
just need to turn it to start position right don't need to hold it like Iam tying to start it right I have a red wire and a black one how do I test them?
Expert:  Donald replied 1 year ago.

Yes you need to hold it, like you are trying to starting your engine. Check both large red cable at this point.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
At the same time what should the meter read 12volts
Expert:  Donald replied 1 year ago.

Check your battery voltage first. Whatever your battery voltage is, your test results should show the same voltage, as your battery.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
testing both of these wires are ck for voltage right?
Expert:  Donald replied 1 year ago.

Yes, correct.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Ok I will run the test Monday and tal k you around 5:00 6:00.
Expert:  Donald replied 1 year ago.

Very good! I will look forward to hearing your results. Thanks.