Small Engine Troubleshooting Problems? Ask a Mechanic Now.
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Does the battery voltage drop at all when you engage start? Typically there is no relay between starter switch and starter solenoid, and the low voltage is the reason the solenoid is not closing.
So you need a new relay.
If you have 12 volts to the relay on the power side, to solenoid, and t has little output, the relay is not passing the voltage, take a jumper wire bypassing the relay and see if the starter engages.
Replace the relay!
OK< I had asked if voltage was good to the relay, so it is not, trace the wires back, the flashing lights are showing low voltage, where is battery voltage lost?
Do you have 12 volts to it?
probe the wires , it has to have power wire from battery source, and low voltage may be from a bad fuse or fuse holder not passing full battery voltage to the control.
OK< let me opt out, maybe someone else can figure it out. Sorry. Please do not respond to me or it locks the question to me.