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Are you getting voltage to the small spade terminal on the side of the solenoid when the ignition key is turned to the start position? Do you hear any other noises when you try to start the machine?
Are you getting voltage to the post on the starter itself?
Can you turn the engine over manually by hand?
Since you are getting voltage to the starter from what you are telling me then we can eliminate the rest of the switches and wiring. You have also ruled out the chance that the starter was locked into the flywheel and that the engine as locked up since you can turn it manually by hand. It either has to be a bad ground(engine to frame) or the starter is bad. I would make certain that all engine mount bolts are tight and the starter to engine bolts are tight. If that all looks good then I would proceed to starter replacement.
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It was a grounding problem then just not with the engine or the starter, it ended up being the solenoid but I thought you told me that you were getting voltage to the starter so that is what threw me off. Normally if the solenoid isn't grounded you don't get voltage to the starter. Anyway, I am glad that you have found and solved your problem. It has been a pleasure to assist you. Have a great weekend!!!!!
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