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Husqvarna riding mower model yth20b42 has no power what so

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Husqvarna riding mower model yth20b42 has no power what so ever. Solinoid was getting hot and making a squeal noise. We replaced the solinoid and ignition, replaced the fuse and there is no power what so ever. The lawn mower hours are not even lighting up. The battery is charged. Any suggestions?
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Small Engine
Expert:  Wayne replied 10 months ago.

Hi i'm Wayne

I will help you with this

what you are describing is a poor ground,

that is why the solenoid was hot

remove and clean all grounds at frame,starter and battery

use sand paper on the terminals and the frames,

also clean the POS side of terminals

I hope this helped you

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Customer: replied 10 months ago.
Where do I find the grounds besides the battery?
Customer: replied 10 months ago.
The battery is brand new and I found one ground coming from the solenoid on the red wire. I cleaned it, still no power.
Customer: replied 10 months ago.
Cleaned a second ground on the bottom of the frame under the gas tank. Still no power.
Expert:  Wayne replied 10 months ago.

Hi

There is a ground from the battery to the frame

Red wires are not grounds they are POS

Expert:  Wayne replied 10 months ago.

Hi

Just seen your new message

with volt meter measure the volts at the starter cable

before and during cranking

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
Don't have one. It does crank or make a sound
Customer: replied 10 months ago.
Doesn't
Expert:  Wayne replied 10 months ago.

Hi

So you have no power from the battery to the starter cable

that is a direct cable, unless you have a aux solenoid

follow the wire from starter back to battery

see if it stops on a solenoid with 2 big cables and a small wire

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
Brand new solenoid
Expert:  Wayne replied 10 months ago.

Thank you for that

Thatt was not the question

do you have 12 volts to 1 of the big studs

if yes , then jump across the 2 big studs and see if it cranks over

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
Do we screw both on to one bolt to do that
Customer: replied 10 months ago.
On the solenoid???
Customer: replied 10 months ago.
I don't understand
Expert:  Wayne replied 10 months ago.

HI

Use a screw driver on the nuts, not the treads

yes the solenoid

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
Nothing
Expert:  Wayne replied 10 months ago.

OK,

You need a test light or volt meter to see if you have 12+ volts on one one them studs

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
Ok I'll go buy one and get back to you
Expert:  Wayne replied 10 months ago.

OK

Yes 5-6 bucks at auto parts store

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
We have 12 volts. At the solenoid
Expert:  Wayne replied 10 months ago.

Hi

OK that is good,

now, remove the wire from the battery on solenoid and touch it to

the other cable on the solenoid, does it crank over

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
Nothing happened
Expert:  Wayne replied 10 months ago.

Thank you for that

Ok you are putting direct 12 volts to the starter

if it does not turn over the starter has failed

try 1 more thing, again the battery cable on the starter terminal of the solenoid

see if you have 12 volts on starter terminal on the starter

Expert:  Wayne replied 10 months ago.

Also

I just looked again at the pic of your solenoid

it looks like the wire small white , is not hooked to anything

just loose

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
The small white wire on the solenoid is connected to a tab on the side. I'm not getting anything on the starter terminal of the solenoid now. We're getting battery fluctuations (6v to 12v) so I'm going to get a new one and ensure we have a good power source.
Expert:  Wayne replied 10 months ago.

Hi

That is a good idea, sounds like this battery has

a bad cell or 2

Expert:  Wayne replied 10 months ago.

Hi

Just a follow up with you

did my answer help you

let me know, Please

Expert:  Wayne replied 10 months ago.

Hi

Just wondering where we are with this

are you needing anymore help ??

Wayne

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
We purchased a new battery and have it installed. It has power now. Must of been a faulty battery. Thank you.
Expert:  Wayne replied 10 months ago.

Morning

Good job,

Please remember to rate my answer so I get the credit for the answer

Thank you Wayne