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Husqvarna LT2042 Working on a Husq.LT2042. won't start. Replaced battery. Solenoid clicks, engages starter but won't start. How do I know if starter and or solenoid needs replacing.

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  • alandidak Nov 03, 2008

    I ahve exactly the same problem,i replaced the battery and spark plug but the engine will not turnover

  • Anonymous Mar 27, 2014

    let me tell u i will never buy another husqvarna anything again . after 3 mons. starter that engages starter to turn starter had dirt in it so it didnt engage since it work perfect it is now oer 2 yrs. old .now it is leaking oil bad. my mechanic tells me the oil pan is cracked.has to be a flaw .im 65yrs. old unheard of


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The soneloid switch sends power to starter . check power on red wire on starter when key on full .if no power must be soneloid switch problem even though it clicks

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hi there dolson894

here is web site for owners manual

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