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The starter must be drawing too much amperage. That is if it turns over a bit or hums when the solenoid is heard clicking If so replace the starter. But run these checks first!! Make sure batt. cables are tight at the starter and the battery. Make sure the engine to ground frame strap is bolted into the engine and frame. Check for power at the starter on the batt. terminal, the one going to the battery. Check for power at the start wire terminal, the little one, this is done while someone turns the key to start position. Check that power is getting to the other big terminal on the solenoid. If you are getting power at all these places other than the start terminal, then the ignition switch may be bad. If you are getting power to the start terminal the switch is good. If all the above checks out then replace the starter. Note: A shorted starter will superheat the cables, so if they are getting really hot, the starter is probably shot. Hope this helps, plese post solved on fixya.com. if it does, So I get credit .for a solved problem. If not, check back and give me more info.
Posted on Apr 24, 2014
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
The engine needs air, so be sure the air filter is clean. If it is not, replace it.
The engine needs spark. Replace the spark plug and be sure that the battery has a complete charge.
The engine needs good fuel so be sure the gas is newly purchased, not gas that has been sitting around for months.
Posted on May 19, 2009
Locate voltage regulator above battery to the left as you sit on machine,its behind frame that supports steering wheel.Once you have found it use a light to shine on harness and follow the brown wire that leads into regulator.The plastic around that wire should not be burnt or showing any other color.The LX series machines had a problem with brown wire coming loose and causing the charging light to stay on.Remove plug from reg and use small screwdriver to clean out wire and work it a little so it makes good contact.
Posted on Nov 13, 2009
Check the brown wire feeding your voltage regulator,its between batt and steering wheel behind left side of frame.LX100 series machines had a problem with brown wire not fully contacting terminal in regulator.You will know you had bad contact if plastic is discolored.
Posted on Nov 13, 2009
You don't mention if they are on and are bright or are week. Do they dim when trying to cranks the motor? I would start with checking the ground wire at the battery and where it connects to the frame. Make sure both are clean. From there, have the battery tested and then the starter.
Posted on Jun 10, 2010
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