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I have a sltx 1050 it will not start turn the key and it

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I have a sltx 1050 it will not start turn the key and it just clicks new battery and sol.what should i look for
Submitted: 8 months ago.
Category: Small Engine
Expert:  Donald replied 8 months ago.

Hello, and thank you for choosing Just Answer. My name is***** will be happy to assist you. Do you know if the clicking is coming from your starter solenoid?

Expert:  Donald replied 8 months ago.

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

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
coming from starter solenoid put new one on single click
Expert:  Donald replied 8 months ago.

Thanks for this information. Do you have a 12 volt test light, or a multimeter?

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
Expert:  Donald replied 8 months ago.

We need to determine if the circuit on your starter solenoid is actually closing, after it clicks. Check for voltage at your starter motor, after you hear the click at your starter solenoid. Hold your key in start position. You may need an assistant.

Expert:  Donald replied 8 months ago.

If you are getting voltage to your starter motor, then we can assume that your new solenoid is okay ...

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
what else can it be
Expert:  Donald replied 8 months ago.

There are three other possibilities.

1. If your solenoid is not properly grounded, this can prevent it from working properly.

2. If your starter motor has failed, you will hear your starter solenoid click, but your engine will not turn.

3. A faulty new starter solenoid.

Expert:  Donald replied 8 months ago.

If you can check for voltage at your starter motor, after your ignition switch is in start position, this will give you and me a good troubleshooting starting point.

Expert:  Donald replied 8 months ago.

I have seen brand solenoids that did not work. Also, try turning your flywheel by hand, to make sure is engine is not locked.

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
I jump the starter and the motor turns
Expert:  Donald replied 8 months ago.

Thanks for this information. This confirms that your starter motor is good, and your engine is not locked.

Expert:  Donald replied 8 months ago.

When you were installing your new solenoid, did you notice a green ground wire?