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2005 Troybuilt Bronco riding mover will not start. Replaced

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2005 Troybuilt Bronco riding mover will not start. Replaced starter, battery, and solenoid. What could be the problem? It clicks when I turn the switch.
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Small Engine
Expert:  JohnF2015 replied 11 months ago.

Hi, my name is***** will be assisting you.

Can you tell me where the click is coming from?

Expert:  JohnF2015 replied 11 months ago.

Can you turn the engine over by hand? What engine is on this machine?

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
It is coming from under the battery
No
Briggs & Stratton Engine
Expert:  JohnF2015 replied 11 months ago.

From what you are describing it sounds like the solenoid is the problem. Check to make sure that the solenoid is grounded good to the frame and that the negative battery cable is grounded good to the frame where it attaches. Since you have a new solenoid already it has to be a grounding problem that is causing your clicking when you try to start the machine.

Thank you it has been a pleasure to assist you. If you need additional assistance feel free to ask.

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Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Everything is grounded. What else could it be?
Expert:  JohnF2015 replied 11 months ago.

If everything is grounded good then the only other thing that it could be is a bad solenoid, it is just clicking and not throwing power or voltage to the starter as it should. Have you tested to see if you are getting voltage from the solenoid to the starter? You might check that before replacing anything else. Can you turn the engine manually by hand?

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Could it be a fuse that is bad?
Expert:  JohnF2015 replied 11 months ago.

No, if the fuse were bad you would not even get a click.

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Do you have a diagram on how everything should look like once installed?
Expert:  JohnF2015 replied 11 months ago.

Can you provide the model and serial number from under the seat so that I can send you the correct ones for your machine?

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
MODEL # *****SERIAL # *****
Expert:  JohnF2015 replied 11 months ago.

There is no really good picture or diagram of the wiring on this machine but I am including what I have.