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Check the fuse first, then Try jumping the solenoid if fuse is good. 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.
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if the red wire on battery goes directly to the starter, then the solenoid is mounted on the starter.
What engine is on your machine?
should be a fuse under the dash area when you lift up the hood. may be in a holder clipped to the sides or frame of dash
what model is the machine? should be a sticker under the seat of mower
briggs and Stratton have a starter solenoid separate from the starter. should be mounted under hood. follow red wire from the starter on engine, and it will lead to the solenoid, and then to the battery
okat, thank you for the model info.
okay, I was just looking the model up and typing this.
most likely you have a faulty solenoid. what happens when you turn the key to start machine?
remove the spark plug and see if engine turns easier. see if fuel comes out of plug hole once removed
turn machine over a few times with electric start and then reinstall the plug to see if machine will start now. Let me know what happens please
That is correct. if it is hard turning under compression, the valves are out of adjustment and need adjusting. Also check for a bent push rod while there
do you have a set of feeler gauges? you will need socket set, wrenches, torx driver, and feeler gauges
I would attempt it then. youtube.com has excellent how to videos