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IS this electric PTO or manual?
Seems like you have done it all to test all safety switches, can the solenoid be jumped and it start right up?
Once mower is running by powering starter manually, can it be used? Blades engage? Mower moves? without shutting down
can you put power directly to starter and start engine? The issue is going to be between the solenoid and starter, normally a loose connection, but since you have checked them all. I would test the voltage at the starter once you try to jump the solenoid. See if the starter is getting the proper voltage to it. Could have a burnt wire inside the casing, and you would never see it.
I hear you. I hate working on my own things. I would say the starter is the problem when put under a load. I would attempt to put power directly to the starter pole for testing while on machine. If it starts engine, its fine, if not, issue is the starter under a load
yes it is. A new one on me. I will OPT out and maybe someone will have an idea that you have not tried, but it a freaky one for sure. Do not reply as it will lock the question back to me and no one else will see it to answer. GoodLuck!
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I am assuming that you have a multimeter, due to the fact you mentioned checking your voltage under load. With your multimeter, I believe we can find the source of our problem.
Remove the wiring connector from your ignition switch, then check for voltage on the red wire in your connector. Keep in mind, that the small red wire, with fuse, goes from your solenoid post, directly into the connector for your ignition switch. If you are not getting 12 volts at your connector, then you may have a bad fuse holder.
We can continue from here. Thanks!
Thanks for your reply. Let's check to see if your ignition switch is closing your start circuit, after you turn your key to start position.
There is an Orange Wire in your ignition switch connector. This is the wire that energizes your solenoid. Remove the connector from your ignition switch. Run a jumper wire from the Red Wire in your connector, to the Orange Wire in your connector.
Make sure your pto is off, and your brake/clutch pedal is fully depressed. Let's see what happens.
Also, double check to make sure your solenoid is getting a good ground, and your green wire is grounded on one of the screws that secures your solenoid to your frame.