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Experience:  have worked on and around most engine models for 35 yrs./Polaris ATV expert
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I have a &S 19.5 hp engine in a DR mower. The engine is model

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I have a B&S 19.5 hp engine in a DR mower. The engine is model 31Q677, Type 0114 B1. It ran fine yesterday for almost 3 hrs. I have went to use it today and it would not start. There's a little silver canister on the side that was clicking. I checked the battery and its 12.95 vdc so it has enough cranking power. I use it to mow at my church's cemetery. After trying a dozen times I gave up & went home. Tried it at home, no luck. A short while later my wife asked me what was wrong with it. Rather than tell her I decided to show her...damn thing started right up. Started a second time too. Any ideas?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Small Engine
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 2 years ago.
Canister at the end of the battery cable? That would be the starter solenoid.
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 2 years ago.
It may need to be replaced! It has to connect the battery to the starter.