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Will not crank

Craftsman model #050800B001660 serial #917270741 17hp intek ohv will not crank. Turn key and nothing. Checked fuse and checked 12v at fuse but dont know where to go next.

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  • Anonymous Sep 06, 2008

    i hear a click when i turn the key to start. even with a fully charged battery and a boost, I was able to move pulley by hand to make sure engine was not frozen, how do i check to see if its the starter or the solenoid? thank you

  • mowerless Apr 06, 2009

    I have a similar problem. When I turn the key to start my Craftsman YS4500, I get a few different results.

    1. Sometimes it seems like it tries to turn over but quickly dies

    2. Sometimes I hear a click when I turn the key to start

    3. Sometimes I hear nothing

    Can I jump the battery? If so, how?

  • mike kyle
    mike kyle May 11, 2010

    Check the starter itself. does it sound like anything is happening when you turn the key?



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Sorry for not answering sooner but turns out it was the starter solenoid.

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