Swisher won't engage the starter

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by Senrab, Apr 23, 2006.

  1. Senrab

    Senrab LawnSite Member
    from Ohio
    Posts: 2

    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.
     
  2. lucforce

    lucforce LawnSite Member
    Posts: 223

    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.
     
  3. Restrorob

    Restrorob LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 11,024

    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.
     
  4. lucforce

    lucforce LawnSite Member
    Posts: 223

    "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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