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Starter clicks i first thought that bad batter but no, then starter solenoid, no, i am finding that the key switches are going bad grounding out, it may start out taking a few time to get you starter to engage, then you may notice that your amp gauge may spike, you may even blow fuses all led back to the key switch, a quick cheap fix.

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I have a yardman riding mower it just clicks when i try to start it it is not the battery and cant find the solenoid

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Sound like you have a hot wire shorting out somewhere.going back to switch look for bear wires and use black electeical tape to fix

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good luck.

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