husky startup problems

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by cwh561, Jul 14, 2005.

  1. cwh561

    cwh561 LawnSite Member
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    i have a husky zth5223. it will not start with the key but will if you short the solenoid. i have replaced the solenoid switch. still doing the same thing. thanks for any help. :help: :help: :help: :help: :help: :help: :help:
  2. Lawn Masters

    Lawn Masters LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 850

    Does it click when you try to start it with the key? if not, you need a new solenoid.
  3. Redneckn

    Redneckn LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 294

    If you have a safety switch that is bad (or something dead in the kill circuit) it wont click either. i would check all the safety switches first. really though, you can check for voltage on the little "hot" wire going to the solenoid while holding the key in the "start" position. if you have power, then the solenoid could be bad. if not, then you have another problem elsewhere.

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