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Experience:  have worked on and around most engine models for 35 yrs./Polaris ATV expert
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I was mowing this morning and reached over to pick up

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I was mowing this morning and reached over to pick up something off the ground and the mower shut off. Good safety feature. Now it won't start
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Small Engine
Expert:  eauto replied 1 year ago.

did you disengage the baldes?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Expert:  eauto replied 1 year ago.

is it turning over or clicking or anything?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
It is clicking with the key and when the arms are brought in and out. Engine isn't turning at all
Expert:  eauto replied 1 year ago.

is the battery dead?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Battery is fine. Fired up first thing this morning. And clicks when I turn on the key. The small black box to the rear behind the battery clicks once each time I turn the key on.
Expert:  eauto replied 1 year ago.

do you have a test light

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Expert:  eauto replied 1 year ago.

im gonna open this up for other experts

Expert:  JohnF2015 replied 1 year ago.

This black box that you are referring to, does it have cables coming from the battery over to it and one going to the starter? If that is it then you are referring to the starter solenoid and if all it is doing is clicking then you either have a low battery or the starter solenoid is bad.