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help start mower

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by stevenf, Mar 31, 2008.

  1. stevenf

    stevenf LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,612

    The mower just decided it didnt want to start,ignition problem. I then used a pair of plyers to bipass the solonoid and it started. I had one more yard to do today so I figured I could get it started like that again (dealer 2 hours away).
    I used the plyers again and now it makes a loud srilling noise when I use the plyers and the engine wont turn over. Is this the solonoid that is bad or could it be the solonoid and the starter teeth since the engine isnt turning over?
     
  2. Mark Bogart

    Mark Bogart LawnSite Member
    Posts: 174

    That srilling noise might be the starter. Your starter might be activating but the plunger -gear drive - isn't coming in contact with the flywheel.
     
  3. stevenf

    stevenf LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,612

    So what are the odds that the solonoid and the starter gear both went out at the same time. Kinda out there huh?
     
  4. Mark Bogart

    Mark Bogart LawnSite Member
    Posts: 174

    What I'm saying is there's probably something wrong with your solenoid but when you arced the solenoid the first time the drive pinion on you starter stuck. That's the Whizzz sound.
     

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