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Solenoid clicks loud but will not turn engine over. Battery

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Solenoid clicks loud but will not turn engine over. Battery is charged. Almost like a safety clutch is holding it from turning
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Small Engine
Expert:  Briggs-Fan replied 1 year ago.
Hi my name is ***** ***** welcome to Just Answer. I would like to try to help you with your riding mower. You can take a long screwdriver and cross the post of the solenoid , this will engage the starter , if it starts and stays running the solenoid is bad and not transferring power to the starter
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
thank you
Expert:  Briggs-Fan replied 1 year ago.
When I say cross the post , I mean there's wires that are bolted bowl to 2 post with nuts on them , you take the screwdriver and put it between the post and turn it so it makes contact with both . This will turn the starter over so have the key in the on position
Expert:  Briggs-Fan replied 1 year ago.
Let me know if this works and it stays running , you may habe to put the parking brake on so it will start with you off of it . Of it does work and you buy a new solenoid to replace it , unhook the battery before changing it and mark which wires go to which post .
Expert:  Briggs-Fan replied 1 year ago.
Did jumping the solenoid get it running ?