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lwwade, Small Engine Technician
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Experience:  I have worked on small engines for over 30 years,and i have had my on shop for the last 10 years.
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I have a gravely zt1540 with 15 hp kolher engine, having problems starting it!I can turn k

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I have a gravely zt1540 with 15 hp kolher engine, having problems starting it!I can turn key and here a click but motor will not turn over.
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Small Engine
Expert:  lwwade replied 5 years ago.

lwwade :

hi let me see if i can help, if you have a good charged battery, your problem will either be a safety switch or a solenoid, do you have a volt meter, if so you can check to make sure you are getting 12volts down to your solenoid on the battery side, if so then take a screwdriver and cross the top terminals on the solenoid with the key on and see if the engine starts,

JACUSTOMER-vocdwbqv- : I do not have a volt meter, but i tried the screwdriver on the solenoid and it did start !
JACUSTOMER-vocdwbqv- : I do not have a volt meter, but i did try the screwdriver on the solenoid and it did start! Does this mean i need a solenoid?
lwwade :

this means it will either be a solenoid are a safety switch,