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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 have an is 2000z 61". It will not crank over. I have

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I have an is 2000z 61". It will not crank over. I have checked the sacetg switches. All work but i have power on all wires on tbe brake switch all tbe time.
JA: I'll do all I can to help. How long have you been dealing with this?
Customer: Today
JA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?
Customer: Yes
JA: Anything else we should know to help you best?
Customer: Mower was running and shut off. Would not crank over.
JA: What's the make and model of the mower? And can you guesstimate how old it is?
Customer: Ferris is2000z. No clue on age
Submitted: 1 month ago.
Category: Small Engine
Expert:  JON replied 1 month 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 month ago.

Follow the red wire from the battery to the starter solenoid. try jumping the solenoid by placing a screw driver on both poles together and see if machine will turn over. Make sure to engage parking brake and have key turned on. If it turns over, the solenoid is bad

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
There is no power to the soleniid from the key
Expert:  JON replied 1 month ago.

no power on the small wire from the ignition switch? Can you jump the solenoid and start machine?

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
It cranks, did not try to fire it i just checked to be sure it cranked. I checked tbe safty switches on both travel levers, seat, and parking brake. Switches test good but i have power on all wires on the brake switch all the time. Switch is good.