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bunton wont start unless selonoid is bypassed

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by AWABUKIE, Nov 8, 2007.


    AWABUKIE LawnSite Member
    Posts: 13

    I know the selonoid is good,so thats not the problem.Has new ignition switch so that should not be problem.fully charged battree.saftey switches seem to be in working order.diagnoses?
  2. Restrorob

    Restrorob LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 11,023

    Hmmm, If everything is as you say it should be working....;)

    How many post are on the solenoid, Two large and two small/Two large one small ?

    How are you jumping it, Across the two large post or a jumper wire to the small post ?

    What engine is on this unit, Model numbers ?

    AWABUKIE LawnSite Member
    Posts: 13

    solenoid has two large and two small and I am jumping it across the two large terminals.It is a 22 intek.
  4. Restrorob

    Restrorob LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 11,023

    With a test light or multimeter check for battery voltage on either of the small post when the switch is in start position.

    If you have no voltage on either small post go to the "S" post on the ignition switch and check for voltage in the start position, If you have voltage on the switch there is a break in the wire going to the solenoid.

    If you do have voltage on one of the small solenoid post run a jumper wire from the (non voltage post) to a good frame/engine ground and try starting the engine, If it turns over then you have a ground/safety switch issue.

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