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I have a Kohler 17.5 HP Commander Engine. When I try to start the tractor all it does is make one clicking noise. I've replaced fuses, and bought new battery. Remember, only one click.
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Dick
Submitted: 8 years ago.Category: Small Engine
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Take the spark plug out of the engine and then turn the key to the start position does it still only give you one click?
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Customer reply replied 8 years ago
sorry for elay-had to run to barn. Yes, still one click.
Technician: J.R., Small Engine Technician replied 8 years ago
Check all of the connections at the battery and the solenoid. Try to jump the solenoid terminals with a jumper cable wire and see if it will crank over. If it will crank over then you likely have a bad connection or a bad solenoid.
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