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Follow the positive battery cable to the solenoid. With a piece of wire or a jumper cable clamp short across the two cable terminals. If the starter works you have a bad solenoid. If you hold the starter button and tap on the starter with a plastic hammer and the starter works , you need starter brushes. If anything else is wrong with the starter, parts are not available , replace the starter assembly.

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Hi, Jen before testing any electrical component in the Starter Circuit it is "IMPERATIVE" that you have a fully charged battery of 12.5 volts or more and be able to pass a proper "LOAD" test because your battery may have 12.5 volts or more but little or zero amps causing the battery to be faulty and must be replaced, especially "AGM" batteries.
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