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Experience:  have worked on and around most engine models for 35 yrs./Polaris ATV expert
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Snapper spx battery was dead..unhooked battery charged it..when

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Snapper spx battery was dead..unhooked battery charged it..when hooking battery back up the engine started cranking until it floode
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Customer: When I hook battery wire back to battery it automatically starts cranking without hitting start button...and it cranks til it floods itself out
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Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: Small Engine
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 9 months ago.
https://www.partstree.com/parts/snapper/mowers-lawn-garden-tractor/spx2042-2691020-snapper-42-lawn-tractor-20-hp-spx-150-series/electrical-group/
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 9 months ago.
#100 is the starter solenoid, unplug the small terminals on it, then touch battery cables, if engien still spins , the solenoid is stuck and needs to be replaced. If you tap on it, it may free up, But I would change it. If it does NOT spin, the keyswitch is sending start signal, and it should be replaced.