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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: murray riding lawn mower
with switch off try crossing out the solenoid. take an old screwdriver and place it on the two metal contacts jetting out from the solenoid usually by the battery or close to the ignition. if strarter engages when this is donr replace solenoid. if not replace starter. hope this helps.
Posted on Oct 28, 2008
You can download a manual for your Murray here:
This is in .pdf format so you must have Adobe Reader or equivalent available.
FYI: Murray remnants have been bought by Briggs & Stratton so engine parts are no problem, everything else is sketchy.
Posted on Aug 25, 2009
You can go to www.murray.com , enter your model number and download an owners manual which will have the instructions and diagram on how to do it
Posted on Sep 24, 2009
check ground wire and posts for continuity between battery and starter, if you don't have a multimeter, remove, clean and replace all ground connectins. If that isn't it and you are sure that your battery is good and you've got good juice to the starter than the starter needs op-checked, remove it from the engine and engage it, if gear shifts out and spins rapidly you may have engine problem. Hope this helps...
Posted on Mar 29, 2010
First off, confirm that the tractor is in Neutral and the deck is not engaged. You also need to be on the seat, and in some cases your foot must be on the brake. Then try it.
If by "jump" you mean essentially connect one end of a jumper cable to the battery power coming to the solenoid, and the other end of the SAME jumper cable to the 6 gauge (+/-) wire on the other side of the solenoid that goes to the starter, and it cranks, this means one of two things.
More than likely it is the solenoid that is bad, but the only way to confirm this is to make certain that when you turn the key, it sends power to the small (18 gauge) wire on the solenoid. This is easy to check with a test light.
If power is goes to the solenoid when the key is turned, but the engine fails to crank then the solenoid is bad.
If no power is there, then the problem has something to do with either the ignition switch or ignition wiring, or more likely it is a failure of one of the safety switches, under the seat, transmission in gear, sometimes if the deck is engaged, or other.
One way to confirm that the problem is with a safety switch or ignition switch and rule out the solenoid would be to jump a wire directly from the positive terminal to the small wire on the solenoid that comes from the ignition. If this causes the engine to crank, then the solenoid is OK.
Posted on May 09, 2010
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