Question about Craftsman 42 in. Deck 19.5hp Lawn Tractor
Hi NiteRanger shorting out the two large terminals on the solenoid does not mean the solenoid is working !!!! The test for ascertaining whether it works or not is to disconnect the wire on the small terminal and then connect a wire to the positive terminal of battery and briefly touch it to the small terminal if starter operates then solenoid is good.
Posted on Oct 15, 2012
If you can cause the engine to turn over by shorting out the solenoid then it is OK.Your problem is probably that there is no power getting to the solenoid from the ignition switch. Connect a test light to the control wire at the solenoid and turn the key, if it doesn't light then follow the wire back to the switch looking for a break in the wire.The wire casing may not be broken while the wire may be open inside so feel for soft spots where wire may be broken. Check your ignition switch is sending power to this wire when in start position, the switch may be faulty.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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