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I have a 2004 tiger cub scagg mower. Just replaced the

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I have a 2004 tiger...
I have a 2004 tiger cub scagg mower. Just replaced the original battery and have had no problem until recently. When I go to start the mower nothing happens. I can hear a slight "click" near the starter but it doesn't turn over. I "play" with all the wires thinking something is loose but don't know if this helps. One time the starter did turn over and start the tractor but when I get done cutting the grass and put mower away and try starting it the same thing happens- the starter does not work.
JA: Do you have fuel in the tank? If so, is the shut-off valve open and the fuel clean?
Customer: full tanks valve open
JA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?
Customer: If possible. there is a two week down time at local dealer
JA: Anything else we should know to help you best?
Customer: It seems to me like something isn't working at the starter. Is there a relay or something at the starter. I know there are safety devices all over the place
Submitted: 7 months ago.Category: Small Engine
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Technician: JON, Small Engine Technician replied 7 months ago
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Technician: JON, Small Engine Technician replied 7 months ago

May have a bad starter solenoid. Try jumping the solenoid and seeing if machine will start or turn over. If not, the starter will need to be replaced. If so, the solenoid part is bad and will need to be replaced. Most of the time it is cheaper to buy them together though. Let me know the outcome.

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
the solenoid is attached to starter, can i remove it to get to the bottom terminals to jump it.
Technician: JON, Small Engine Technician replied 7 months ago
Can't remove it to jump. Needs to be attached to starter.
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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
when i jump the solenoid starter the engine does not turn over, all i get is a whinning noise, does that say anything?
Technician: JON, Small Engine Technician replied 7 months ago

Starter is bad and needs replaced.

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
you are saying when i jump the selonoid the engine should turn over and because it did not the starter is bad? degree of difficulty replacing the starter?
Technician: JON, Small Engine Technician replied 7 months ago

yes, that is correct. Should be 2 bolts holding the starter on and disconnect the wiring

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
would a new starter come with a new solenoid?
Technician: JON, Small Engine Technician replied 7 months ago

yes it will

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Technician: JON, Small Engine Technician replied 7 months ago

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
i will jon, trying to locate serial numbers for the new starter
Technician: JON, Small Engine Technician replied 7 months ago

what model is the engine? need engine info for starter

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