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I have a Ariens ridding lawn mower will not start charged

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battery /has 12.5v turn key...
I have a Ariens ridding lawn mower will not start charged battery /has 12.5v turn key and nothing happens no clicks nothing ?
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Technician: Donald, Small Engine Technician replied 1 year ago
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Technician: Donald, Small Engine Technician replied 1 year ago

Terry, have you checked to see if your fuse is blown?

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
where is the fuse?
Customer reply replied 1 year ago
hello are you there?
Technician: Donald, Small Engine Technician replied 1 year ago

Yes, I am here. Sorry for the delay.

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Technician: Donald, Small Engine Technician replied 1 year ago

Can you get the model numbers for your mower for me? They are located under your mower seat.

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Technician: Donald, Small Engine Technician replied 1 year ago

With these numbers, I can locate your fuse. Thanks!

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Technician: Donald, Small Engine Technician replied 1 year ago

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.

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
Ill go see if I can find it and check it out. be back in a min
Technician: Donald, Small Engine Technician replied 1 year ago

Thanks!

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
there is only one wire going to the starter its black w/red stripe I didn't see anyplace for a fuse
Technician: Donald, Small Engine Technician replied 1 year ago

Did you see your solenoid?

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
no
Technician: Donald, Small Engine Technician replied 1 year ago

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.

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
I took the fly wheel cover off did see it
Customer reply replied 1 year ago
this is a briggs and stration 20hp v twin
Technician: Donald, Small Engine Technician replied 1 year ago

Are you saying you did not see your starter?

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
I see the starter in and the black wire w/red stripe no other wires go to it
Customer reply replied 1 year ago
if there is one there it must be in back of starter
Customer reply replied 1 year ago
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Technician: Donald, Small Engine Technician replied 1 year ago

Are you requesting a phone call?

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
is there a diffent place for the fuse ?
Technician: Donald, Small Engine Technician replied 1 year ago

Is your battery at the front of your mower, or under your seat?

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
I am not going to call
Customer reply replied 1 year ago
under the seat
Technician: Donald, Small Engine Technician replied 1 year ago

No problem. We can continue on the chat page.

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
ok
Technician: Donald, Small Engine Technician replied 1 year ago

Would you like for me to attach a picture of what your solenoid will look like?

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
do you think it could be the seat sensor yes send me a picture
Technician: Donald, Small Engine Technician replied 1 year ago

It is likely your fuse.

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Technician: Donald, Small Engine Technician replied 1 year ago

After you locate your solenoid, your fuse will be easier to locate.

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Technician: Donald, Small Engine Technician replied 1 year ago

Click on the link above to open image.

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
cant find the link
Technician: Donald, Small Engine Technician replied 1 year ago
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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
yeah I know what it looks like but where is it at ?
Technician: Donald, Small Engine Technician replied 1 year ago

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.

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
Ill go check it out
Technician: Donald, Small Engine Technician replied 1 year ago

Thanks!

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
hey Don found fuse was good now what?
Technician: Donald, Small Engine Technician replied 1 year ago

Very good! If your fuse is ok, your fuse holder could be bad. Do you have a 12 volt test light, or a multimeter?

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
I do both
Customer reply replied 1 year ago
Ill go test it
Technician: Donald, Small Engine Technician replied 1 year ago

Ok. Is your fuse at the rear of your mower?

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
the solenoid had power to it and both sides of the fuse I checked both wires (red) coming out of the fuse box both had power
Technician: Donald, Small Engine Technician replied 1 year ago

Thank you for checking. Next we need to determine if your getting power to your ignition switch.

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
ok Ill have to try it tomorrow it starting to rain Thanks
Technician: Donald, Small Engine Technician replied 1 year ago

No problem. It's been raining here for four days.

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Technician: Donald, Small Engine Technician replied 1 year ago

We can continue from here, after you check your ignition switch power on tomorrow.

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Technician: Donald, Small Engine Technician replied 1 year ago

On tomorrow:

Check the following ...

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Technician: Donald, Small Engine Technician replied 1 year ago

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.

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Technician: Donald, Small Engine Technician replied 1 year ago

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.

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Technician: Donald, Small Engine Technician replied 1 year ago

Give this a try, and we can continue from here. Thanks!

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