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I have a new solinoid,new switch, I can direct start from the battery, so starter is ok and the battery since it will start the mower. if I disengage each safety switch the engine will stop as it is supposed. however the solenoid only clicks if trying to start normal with the key.The battery is not new but with the direct start it turns over at the right speed. This a 4 year old poulan pro 42"

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  • anderson222 Sep 28, 2009

    I have checked and the fuse is good and I tried a new one anyway I have the wiring schematic and there is no relay shown nor did I see one however I am with you in thinking that there has to be a voltage drop somewhere but I do not know where to look.

  • anderson222 Sep 28, 2009

    OK I have located the issue. Turns out that under the body on the frame is the negative cable connection, It was rusted. once cleaned and greased it works fine. It was the only connection I had not checked. Maybe it could be a first go to thing for someone else you try to help. You have to take the tire off to fix on this mower. Thanks



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See if there are any fuses or relays on the switch that may be limiting the current flow. Make sure switch has direct connections. If needed, try a different switch or double check that your connections of switch have a metal to metal contact on unpainted surface

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    Nate Stansfield Sep 28, 2009

    You can use a voltmeter or test light, test battery connecitons and most importantly the connections to the starter swtich.



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