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Having trouble starting my...

Having trouble starting my scotts john deere tractor mower 16hp 42 in. It is very tempermental. starts when it wants. Its not the battery

Mechanic's Assistant: Do you have fuel in the tank? If so, is the shut-off valve open and the fuel clean?

Yes

Mechanic's Assistant: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?

Yes. What is the yellow button on the dash for it has a race car on it

Mechanic's Assistant: Anything else we should know to help you best?

I have already check that blade is disengaged

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Technician: JON, Small Engine Technician replied 11 months ago

SO​UNDS LIKE YOU ARE HAVING A FAULTY STARTER SOLENOID. ARE YOU HEARING A CLICKING NOISEWHEN THE KEY IS TURNED?

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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