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If you are hearing the clicking, then the solenoid is working properly. I would suspect the starter is either not engaging the flywheel, or is jammed on the flywheel. Do you have a pull start on this also, or is it strictly electric start?
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You say battery is good? Rapid clicking at the solenoid is sign of low voltage, Battery or cables. Do you have a voltmeter to test the battery?Has to be above 12.5 volts, and should drop no lower that 8 volts when key is turned to start.
Do you have voltmeter to check battery voltage and see if the relay has voltage on the output terminals when it clicking?
First check the battery volts, 12.5 or more. Fully charged battery will be over 13 volts. Relay will have two terminals with voltage . When switch is turned , relay has to close and send power to the output terminal. On side of the relay is a schematic.
Follow the positive battery cable direct to the starter solenoid, and jump from the switch terminal to the battery cable terminal, to see if the starter will spin the engine. I will be here in the AM. till noon.
Starter solenoid is remote from starter I thought, not part of starter. Do you see where positive battery cable goes to? The outer housing would have to come off!
How are you gaining access? Just through the hinged top cover? With top up you can remove the front panel, not pop out, but not too difficult. I assume you have the owners manual showing the enclosure in the parts breakdown.
You were to check battery voltage.?? What did it show?
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That clear relay is not the starter relay. It is the battery charge relay.
The start rely is a black relay that has 4 wires connected to it.
First check wire 15 to make sure it has 12V. If it does not, let me know.
If wire 15 is good, check wire 16 for 12V with the switch set to MANUAL. With the switch in MANUAL, wire 15 should have 12V. If it does not, let me know.
If wire 15 is good, check wire 16 with the switch set to MANUAL. With the switch in MANUAL, wire 16 should have 12V.
Let me know what you find.
Did you check on this yet?