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JON, Small Engine Technician
Category: Small Engine
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Experience:  Certified Small Engine Technician
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I am having starting issues. it won't turn over using the

Customer Question

hey I am having starting issues. it won't turn over using the ignition switch. I was able to by pass and start using the solenoid but now today that doesn't work any longer
JA: Do you have fuel in the tank? If so, is the shut-off valve open and the fuel clean?
Customer: yes, just put more fuel in it. but it won't even turn over
JA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?
Customer: been trying to do the basic troubleshooting
JA: Anything else we should know to help you best?
Customer: it's a Toro Z Master
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Small Engine
Expert:  JON replied 1 year ago.

Hi, my name is ***** ***** me review the issue, and I will be more than happy to help resolve it as quickly as possible.

Expert:  JON replied 1 year ago.

Try putting power directly to the starter. If you cannot jump the solenoid, you wither have a starter issue now or loose wire

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
how do you put power directly to the starter? Should I consider replacing the solenoid?
Expert:  JON replied 1 year ago.

I would replace the solenoid first and see if that repairs it. Most likely will. if not, take jumper cables from battery and hood directly to starter. ground on the frame and red to red on starter