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Can't get the starter to engage, can"t get fire to starter,

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Can't get the starter...

Can't get the starter to engage

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Can"t get fire to starter

Submitted: 2 years ago.Category: Small Engine
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Technician: Donald, Small Engine Technician replied 2 years ago
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Experience: I have 25+ years of experience repairing 2 & 4 cycle engines
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Hello, and thank you for choosing Just Answer. My name is***** will be happy to assist you. What type of mower is your engine mounted on?

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Technician: Donald, Small Engine Technician replied 2 years ago

Have you checked for a blown fuse?

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
23007 cub cadet lt1045
Technician: Donald, Small Engine Technician replied 2 years ago

Thanks for this information. Have you checked to see if your fuse is blown?

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Technician: Donald, Small Engine Technician replied 2 years ago

Was your fuse okay?

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Technician: Donald, Small Engine Technician replied 2 years ago

Do you hear any clicking at all, when you attempt to start your engine?

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
no
Technician: Donald, Small Engine Technician replied 2 years ago

Have you checked your battery? Do you have a multimeter? These are only troubleshooting questions ...

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
new battery
Technician: Donald, Small Engine Technician replied 2 years ago

Okay. Are you familiar with using a screwdriver, to jump across the two large post on your starter solenoid?

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Technician: Donald, Small Engine Technician replied 2 years ago

If you have a 12 volt test light, or a multimeter, you and I can check to see if your solenoid is getting power from your ignition switch ...

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
how
Technician: Donald, Small Engine Technician replied 2 years ago

Remove the small orange wire from your solenoid to test it. This wire should have 12 volts, when your ignition switch is in start position.

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Technician: Donald, Small Engine Technician replied 2 years ago

When doing this test, make sure your parking brake is on, and your pto is off.

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
fire stay on one side of solenoid
Technician: Donald, Small Engine Technician replied 2 years ago

That is correct. Your orange wire should only have voltage when your ignition switch is in start position.

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
did that
Customer reply replied 2 years ago
that right
Technician: Donald, Small Engine Technician replied 2 years ago

Are you saying that your orange wire have voltage, in start position???

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
fire just the hot side.do not cross over to other side.
Technician: Donald, Small Engine Technician replied 2 years ago

The fire cannot cross to the other side unless your orange have power from your ignition switch.

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Technician: Donald, Small Engine Technician replied 2 years ago

Can you test the orange wire?

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
i change solenoid and ignition , still starter will not engage.
Technician: Donald, Small Engine Technician replied 2 years ago

Are you familiar with using jumper wires?

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Technician: Donald, Small Engine Technician replied 2 years ago

Do you have a small red wire, with a fuse, on your solenoid?

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Technician: Donald, Small Engine Technician replied 2 years ago

This small red wire attaches to the fire side of your solenoid.

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
there is a small red wire connected to solenoid , is a fuse on it.
Technician: Donald, Small Engine Technician replied 2 years ago

Is it connected to the hot side of your solenoid?

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
it is.
Technician: Donald, Small Engine Technician replied 2 years ago

Do you see a small green wire?

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Technician: Donald, Small Engine Technician replied 2 years ago

This is a ground wire.

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
the small green wire connect to ground.
Technician: Donald, Small Engine Technician replied 2 years ago

Is the green wire grounded to your solenoid?

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Technician: Donald, Small Engine Technician replied 2 years ago

I apologize for all of the troubleshooting questions ...

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Technician: Donald, Small Engine Technician replied 2 years ago

What type of test meter do you have?

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