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Old 04-23-2006, 10:34 PM
Senrab Senrab is offline
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Swisher won't engage the starter

Hi,
I've put a new battery (old one was shot), solenoid and ignition switch. I can't get the starter or solenoid to click or engage when I turn the key. If I jump the post on the solenoid it cranks but am lost now. I've checked the wiring and it matches the schematic in my book.
What causes the solenoid to engage ( a three wire ) ?
The book doesn't show a hot wire to the switch and I don't have any extra wires that aren't hooked up. I have a wire that runs from the switch to the spade connection on the base of the solenoid.
The ignition is a 5 spade switch with the kill (brown), green (solenoid), and a jumper that connects 2 spades.

I'm sure its something simple but I can't figure it out.
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Old 04-23-2006, 10:46 PM
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Swisher is a brand name. I have seen and repaired at least a dozen completely different types of equipment with the Swisher name. Still, I do not know what you you have.
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Old 04-23-2006, 10:47 PM
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Well you have to have battery voltage to the spade on the back of the switch that is marked with a "B" ......it just hit me......You installed a new solenoid right ? Make sure you reinstalled the smaller wire on the battery side of the large solenoid post, That wire supplies the harness with battery voltage.
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Old 04-23-2006, 11:17 PM
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"The ignition is a 5 spade switch with the kill (brown), green (solenoid), and a jumper that connects 2 spades. "

Where is 12v getting to this switch?
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