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The blades stopped moving and I shut the mower off. Now when I try to restart it, it just makes clicking sounds. What happened? I just had it tuned up and it had been running fine until today.

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  • lmb43140 May 26, 2011

    It restarted when I went back out two hours later. Odd, but i will still look at the solenoid to be sure its OK



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  • Sounds like you may have a couple issues.
  • First you need to remove the spark plug.
  • You want to check the flywheel key first.
  1. This is easy enough to do. You really just drop the blade and on the end of the shaft is a key.
  2. Get one the same size at your local hardware store for a $2usd maybe.
  3. This is my first thought with the blade not spinning.
  • The clicking sounds like a classic case of a bad solenoid.
  1. Lift up the engine cowling.
  2. Go to the rear of the engine.
  3. The solenoid should be in view.
  4. Try tapping it with a rubber mallet.
  5. You can try to jump start the solenoid by turning the key on. Make sure someone is sitting in on the mower to be safe.
  6. Take a jumper cable and using only one side of the cable jump the pos to the neg on the solenoid. If the starter engages then replace that solenoid.
Regards, Tony

Posted on May 25, 2011

  • Iron
    Iron May 26, 2011

    • I am glad it started for you. Yea, them solenoids can work intermittently. Happy mowing and thanks for using FixYa.





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