Small Engine Troubleshooting Problems? Ask a Mechanic Now.
Battery is not charged! It should not drop in voltage below 8 volts when cranking. . if it does, it needs to be charged.
Only reason battery voltage drops that much is battery low or the cables.
Does engine turn at all when you try to start?
Does engine turn at all?
Can you turn the engine manually? Engine may be seized!
Have the battery tested. I think that is the problem.
Yes! Solenoid chatter is always low voltage.