Small Engine Troubleshooting Problems? Ask a Mechanic Now.
Hello. The new solenoid did not help?
Thank you for letting me know. Have you checked to see if your battery is still fully charged?
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?
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.
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.
If your solenoid is correctly installed ( I believe it is), it should work, unless your battery does not have sufficient charge.
Very good! Thank you.
Can you describe the chucking noise? Do your engine attempt to spin, when you are hearing the chucking noise?
Are you hearing one click each time you turn your key to start position, or a series of clicks?
Did you notice a click when your old solenoid was in place?
The reason I asked, is because the clicking is an improvement.
The clicking does indicate that your solenoid is being energized. When you are near your mower again, can you check something?
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.
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.
Yes you need to hold it, like you are trying to starting your engine. Check both large red cable at this point.
Check your battery voltage first. Whatever your battery voltage is, your test results should show the same voltage, as your battery.
Very good! I will look forward to hearing your results. Thanks.