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Craftsman 54 in lawn tractor W/ 26 hp Kohler engine

I turn the key and nothing happens, starter does not activate ... nothing. Battery test shows 12.4 volts. Sound like a bad ignition switch?

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  • john andrew manchook Jul 19, 2010

    You can test the starter solenoid and switch for voltage as well. Check the starter too. Just ground the one side of the meter to the battery and touch the red side to all the contacts in question. You also have a seat switch or other interlocks that may be bad. Your battery might also be going bad. The volts might be good...but without the necessary amps that motor wont turn! You can use a wire to jump the solenoid. This would get around all the switches and interlocks. You can also use another battery and jumper cables to see if the starter will spin that way. Just be sure the parking brake is set and you are in neutral! Good luck and be careful!

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Could be, but test each item with your tester. Test key switch (12V in and 12 V out when turned to start., operator present switch 12V in 12V out (seat) Clutch switch, etc. till finally you test for 12V on the small terminal on the starter solonoid. Happy testing!

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