Quick Solenoid Question

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by Mack77, May 18, 2006.

  1. Mack77

    Mack77 LawnSite Member
    from NJ
    Messages: 212

    A dumb question I know, but I forgot which wires connect where on the solenoid. It's a Kohler 20 HP Command Motor. We have two bolts where it looks like wires can connect to. I can either put red and black on the same bolt, or red on one, black on the other.


    FIXDISS LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 445

    Are you referring to the large terminals on the solenoid ? One side should be the lead from the positive terminal of battery and opposite side should be the starter lead. If it has 1 small terminal on front then that is for the wire from the key switch which should be hot when key is in start position.If there are 2 smaller terminals on it then one is for the hot lead from start switch and the other is for ground .

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