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Husqvarna riding mower model yth20b42 has no power what so

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ever. Solinoid was getting hot...
Husqvarna riding mower model yth20b42 has no power what so ever. Solinoid was getting hot and making a squeal noise. We replaced the solinoid and ignition, replaced the fuse and there is no power what so ever. The lawn mower hours are not even lighting up. The battery is charged. Any suggestions?
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Technician: Wayne, Engine Rebuilder replied 1 year ago
Wayne
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Hi i'm Wayne

I will help you with this

what you are describing is a poor ground,

that is why the solenoid was hot

remove and clean all grounds at frame,starter and battery

use sand paper on the terminals and the frames,

also clean the POS side of terminals

I hope this helped you

Hi. If this helped you,

please remember to rate my answer 3 or more stars.

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
Where do I find the grounds besides the battery?
Customer reply replied 1 year ago
The battery is brand new and I found one ground coming from the solenoid on the red wire. I cleaned it, still no power.
Customer reply replied 1 year ago
Cleaned a second ground on the bottom of the frame under the gas tank. Still no power.
Technician: Wayne, Engine Rebuilder replied 1 year ago

Hi

There is a ground from the battery to the frame

Red wires are not grounds they are POS

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Technician: Wayne, Engine Rebuilder replied 1 year ago

Hi

Just seen your new message

with volt meter measure the volts at the starter cable

before and during cranking

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
Don't have one. It does crank or make a sound
Customer reply replied 1 year ago
Doesn't
Technician: Wayne, Engine Rebuilder replied 1 year ago

Hi

So you have no power from the battery to the starter cable

that is a direct cable, unless you have a aux solenoid

follow the wire from starter back to battery

see if it stops on a solenoid with 2 big cables and a small wire

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Technician: Wayne, Engine Rebuilder replied 1 year ago

Thank you for that

Thatt was not the question

do you have 12 volts to 1 of the big studs

if yes , then jump across the 2 big studs and see if it cranks over

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
Do we screw both on to one bolt to do that
Customer reply replied 1 year ago
On the solenoid???
Customer reply replied 1 year ago
I don't understand
Technician: Wayne, Engine Rebuilder replied 1 year ago

HI

Use a screw driver on the nuts, not the treads

yes the solenoid

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
Nothing
Technician: Wayne, Engine Rebuilder replied 1 year ago

OK,

You need a test light or volt meter to see if you have 12+ volts on one one them studs

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
Ok I'll go buy one and get back to you
Technician: Wayne, Engine Rebuilder replied 1 year ago

OK

Yes 5-6 bucks at auto parts store

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
We have 12 volts. At the solenoid
Technician: Wayne, Engine Rebuilder replied 1 year ago

Hi

OK that is good,

now, remove the wire from the battery on solenoid and touch it to

the other cable on the solenoid, does it crank over

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
Nothing happened
Technician: Wayne, Engine Rebuilder replied 1 year ago

Thank you for that

Ok you are putting direct 12 volts to the starter

if it does not turn over the starter has failed

try 1 more thing, again the battery cable on the starter terminal of the solenoid

see if you have 12 volts on starter terminal on the starter

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Technician: Wayne, Engine Rebuilder replied 1 year ago

Also

I just looked again at the pic of your solenoid

it looks like the wire small white , is not hooked to anything

just loose

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
The small white wire on the solenoid is connected to a tab on the side. I'm not getting anything on the starter terminal of the solenoid now. We're getting battery fluctuations (6v to 12v) so I'm going to get a new one and ensure we have a good power source.
Technician: Wayne, Engine Rebuilder replied 1 year ago

Hi

That is a good idea, sounds like this battery has

a bad cell or 2

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Technician: Wayne, Engine Rebuilder replied 1 year ago

Hi

Just a follow up with you

did my answer help you

let me know, Please

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Technician: Wayne, Engine Rebuilder replied 1 year ago

Hi

Just wondering where we are with this

are you needing anymore help ??

Wayne

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
We purchased a new battery and have it installed. It has power now. Must of been a faulty battery. Thank you.
Technician: Wayne, Engine Rebuilder replied 1 year ago

Morning

Good job,

Please remember to rate my answer so I get the credit for the answer

Thank you Wayne

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