Question about Poulan 42-Inch Steel Deck 17.5 HP Briggs & Stratton I/C Engine With 6 Speed
My Poulan HD145H42G 14.5 hp B&S 42 " won't fire. Battery seems ok. Not even a click when I turn switch. Seems like an open circuit on seat, blade or drive safety switch. Seat switch checks out ok. Still looking for the other 2 switches. Are they accessible without tearing the mower apart?
Could it be the solenoid? How do I check?
Forget the safety switches for now.The first thing I would check would be the fuse. It will be located on the battery side of the solenoid. Follow your positive battery cable to the solenoid. There will be a small red wire coming off of that post with an inline fuse. If the fuse is good, check your solenoid. There are two wires plugged into spade terminals at the bottom of the solenoid. Unplug the one that is insulated, the other one is a ground. Hook a test light from that wire to ground. When you turn the key to start (with the brake pedal held down), it should light. If it lights, your solenoid is bad. If not, then you can start looking at switches. Probably will be one of the two. Hope this helps. Dwain
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