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My 580E wont start. I get a click from the relays once then…

My 580E wont start...

My 580E wont start. I get a click from the relays once then nothing. The battery is charged.

Mechanic's Assistant: What is the complete model and serial number of your machine?

I will have to find the file, I will get back to you, thanks.

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing this yourself? What have you tried so far?

Yes, it is a case 580K, serial # FH12823JF. I have checked the battery, and connections, all good.

Mechanic's Assistant: Anything else you want the equipment mechanic to know before I connect you?

It has been starting good for quite a long time, but the last time i started it was a little slow starting,it has sat a week since them.

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
Hi, what else should I check?

Do you have a voltmeter to check the battery voltage? Check it before trying to start, and while trying the start function. Voltage before should be over 12.5 volts and not drop below 8 volts when turned to start. Are the cables clean and tight at the battery and the ground to the frame and positive to the starter solenoid?

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
the battery is fully charged, still have the same results if I jump it. It had been starting good.

Will it spin the engine, if you go direct to the starter solenoid and jump from cable terminal to the switch terminal?

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
I haven't tried that yet.

OK> that is quick test of the battery, cables, and starter and solenoid.

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
I will go try that now
Customer reply replied 4 months ago
Nothing happens jumping the solenoid, when I try the key, I get one click sound from the relays, then nothing.

What is voltage at the starter? If you have 12 volts at the starter. the starter or solenoid may be bad.

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
I do have 12V at the starter.

Then I suspect you have a bad starter.

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
Thank you,I will check that.

Thank you.

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