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Won't start went to start mower yesterday turned over but would not start then it proceeded to start clicking. decided 2 yr old battery was bad and purchased a new one. put it in it still will not turn over. checked battery with meter it reads 13.56 volts so battery is good not sure what to check now whether ignition or starter?

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  • l1libby1 Jun 02, 2009

    where do I check it at the starter exactly? where the positive cable bolts into it? Sorry for asking I am a woman but resourceful for the most part just want to be sure as to what to check.

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Clean connections with sandpaper until shiny and tighten all connections. Measure the voltage with one lead at the battery positive and the other at the starter (voltage drop). It must be 0.4 or less. If more, you have bad connections or a bad cable.

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  • electricdah Jun 02, 2009

    Yes, where the cable bolts into the starter--but touch the starter part, not the cable part. That would be the bolt rather than the cable end. Also clean and tighten the negative cable at the battery and where it connects to the engine

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