Small Engine Troubleshooting Problems? Ask a Mechanic Now.
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What is battery voltage when you turn the key to start and you get the click? Does voltage drop from around 12.5 to 9 vols?
No voltage drop? If you go to the starter solenoid, and jump the battery cable terminal, to the single switch wire terminal, does the engine spin?
Rapid clicking if you hold key at start?
Are you testing with a voltmeter?
And if you jump the starter solenoid does engine spin?
What does battery voltage read?
Safety switch is seat and brake and pto switch. This click you hear is when key is flipped on and off?Or at start position? On and off can be the fuel solenoid in the carburetor clicking. You didn't damage the wires to the blade switch when you hit root?
How did you jump the solenoid to get engine to spin? Across the two cable terminls, or the battery termial to the switch terminal?
So likely the fuel solenoid. Safety switch would not click.
Fuel solenoid is on the engine, is it making this noise?
You would feel the fuel solenoid and if it clicks when you turn key on, it is ok. It is not causing the probelm. No start is likley a seat switch or other safety switch not completing the circuit for start.