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I have LA115 riding mower w/18 hp motor. The mower will not

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I have LA115 riding mower w/18 hp motor. The mower will not start. I have checked the battery and it is charged to spec. I have also put a new solenoid and a new starter on the mower. the lights come on, but the mower will not turn over. Please help
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Agriculture and Farm Equipment
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 2 years ago.

If you jump the solenoid, will engine spin?

Expert:  Curtis B. replied 2 years ago.

Seat switch and wires to it good?

Expert:  Curtis B. replied 2 years ago.

What is battery voltage? over 13 volts?

Customer: replied 2 years ago.
wires to seat are good the voltage on battery is 13.6. engine will not spin when I turn the switch
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
checked all wires with ohm-meter. all wires are good
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 2 years ago.

Will engine spin if you jump the solenoid!

Customer: replied 2 years ago.
could it be the pedal clutch. If possible how do I fix this.
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 2 years ago.

WHat about solenoid?

Expert:  Curtis B. replied 2 years ago.

Locking brake down , should eliminate brake switch.

Customer: replied 2 years ago.
ok as far as the solenoid. It is new and did not jump the solenoid.
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 2 years ago.

Take jumper wire and touch the posiitve post of solenoid, to the small switch post on same.

Customer: replied 2 years ago.
I am not sure what the jumper wire is?
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 2 years ago.

Engine should spin, f not, cable or battery problem.

Expert:  Curtis B. replied 2 years ago.

Jumper wire, small wire with bare ends.

Customer: replied 2 years ago.
you mean any wire and place one end on the positive post and the other end on the solenoid post.
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 2 years ago.

Yes, as a tool. Same connection the key should make

Customer: replied 2 years ago.
ok the key switch was has checked good on ohm-meter. but I will check by using a wire from battery post to solenoid post.
I will do that tomorrow. If no success, I will let you know tomorrow night. If engine does not turn over I will check the battery again and the starter and solenoid. I will also check the wires under the seat. Is there a switch under the seat where I can unplug?
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 2 years ago.

On two wire seat switch you can plug wires together to bypass the switch.

Expert:  Curtis B. replied 2 years ago.

Did you findproblem?