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Replaced solenoid on ariens 0 turn lawn mower.jerks & jumps now.

Replaced solenoid because it wouldn't start. Solenoid replaced and now when running it jumps, jerks so much gasoline sloshs out around cap. Could installation have caused this or was it reassembled wrong after installation?

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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

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SOURCE: ariens lawn mower 1332 dies when put in gear


From your Description it Sounds like a Bad Saet Safety Switch.
>>The Following is the Instruction File for Checking the Seat Safety Switch.
>>I NEVER Suggest a Mower be Operated with a Safety Device or Switch Disconnected or Bypassed. **Make Sure the Switch has a Good Connection. Now; On Some Model Mowers you can Simply Unplug the Safety Switch from the Harness. On Other Models you have to Place a Jumper Wire Between the Harness Terminals (on the 4 Post Switch Jumper from Same Color Wire to Same Color Wire). The Seat Safety is Showing No One is Seating in the Seat when the Clutch or Blades are Engaged.**
Please, Do Not Hesitate, If you Hit a Snag or this Does Not Correct the Problem, I am Here if You Require More Assistance.
Hope this Helps. Let me Know What Happens, Please. May the All Mighty Bless You and Yours. Be Safe and Be Happy. Thanks.

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Posted on May 11, 2009

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SOURCE: Older model Ariens ride around lawn mower - drive belt slips off

it could be the belt has streched
check tensioner if has one and check all nuts and bolts tight

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SOURCE: Sears lawn tractor 917256491 unable to activate start solenoid.

first see if u can jump the started with a screw driver, also check fuse could be blown. do u have battery voltage? here is a site for a wiring diagram

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