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JON, Small Engine Technician
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Experience:  Husqvarna Service Tech
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I have a LTX1040 cub cadet had problems with it clicking

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I have a LTX1040 cub cadet had problems with it clicking once and wouldn't turn over at all just click..with a little hummmmm when turning the key. Before this I replaced the starter...selinoid and I have a ground problem it. It didn't have a retainer clip for the ground side of the selinoid...put the ground wire directly to the body between the selinoid without a retainer clip.... I'm at wit's end...before this is over I'll have new parts every where. Virginia
JA: I'll do all I can to help. How long have you been dealing with this?
Customer: About a month
JA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?
Customer: I have been doing it
JA: Anything else we should know to help you best?
Customer: ?????
JA: What confuses you?
Customer: It won't get passed a click and humm
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: Small Engine
Expert:  JON replied 2 months ago.
If it will click once and nothing after, you have a loose wire connection
Customer: replied 2 months ago.
humming sound is ater the click...
Expert:  JON replied 2 months ago.

Not sure what the humming noise could be as the only things operated when turning key is power to solenoid and then to starter. Only part that I would think could make a humming noise would be the starter if it was not engagingthe flywheel and just spinning. You have got me baffled as well, as I have never heard a mower produce a humming sound when start was attempted.

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