Small Engine Troubleshooting Problems? Ask a Mechanic Now.
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Terry, have you checked to see if your fuse is blown?
Yes, I am here. Sorry for the delay.
Can you get the model numbers for your mower for me? They are located under your mower seat.
With these numbers, I can locate your fuse. Thanks!
Under your hood, you will see your starter solenoid. There is a large red cable attached to your solenoid. This large red cable, have a small red wire attached along with it. Your fuse is inline on the small red wire that is attached to your solenoid post.
Did you see your solenoid?
Located the starter on your engine. Look for a large red cable on your starter. This cable goes back to your solenoid, from your starter.
Are you saying you did not see your starter?
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Is your battery at the front of your mower, or under your seat?
No problem. We can continue on the chat page.
Would you like for me to attach a picture of what your solenoid will look like?
It is likely your fuse.
Solenoid - Click Here
After you locate your solenoid, your fuse will be easier to locate.
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If it is not under your hood, it will be at the rear of your mower. You will have to remove your battery to see it. The red cable on your battery, goes from your battery, directly to your solenoid.
Very good! If your fuse is ok, your fuse holder could be bad. Do you have a 12 volt test light, or a multimeter?
Ok. Is your fuse at the rear of your mower?
Thank you for checking. Next we need to determine if your getting power to your ignition switch.
No problem. It's been raining here for four days.
We can continue from here, after you check your ignition switch power on tomorrow.
Check the following ...
Remove the wiring connector from your ignition switch. Check to see if your Red Wire has 12 volts or more. This is the wire that goes from your fuse, directly to your ignition switch. If your Red Wire have 12 volts or more, look for a White Wire inside your wiring connector. Your White Wire, is the wire that energizes your solenoid.
After you locate the White Wire in your connector, put a jumper wire between your Red Wire and your White Wire, to see if your engine will attempt to start. Before doing this, make sure your brake/clutch pedal is depressed, and locked, and that your pto is off.
Give this a try, and we can continue from here. Thanks!