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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: 6 months ago.
Category: Small Engine
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 6 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.