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The starter on my craftsman kohler engine won't engage (16

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the starter on my craftsman kohler engine won’t engage (16 horse). Can I by pass it somehow to get going?
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Small Engine
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 11 months ago.

Is solenoid part of starter or is it separate? If separate, can you jump across the two cable terminals with old screwdriver and spin engine ? If solenoid is part of starter , you have to jump from the big battery terminal to the single switch post about an inch from the cable connection. With key on, engine should start with either style.