Question about Murray Garden
If the solinoid is clicking it is tryiny to work, make sure you have a good earth to the solinoid, and a good earth to and from the battary, make sure you have connected the battary the correct way round, you can try carefully putting a suitable jump leed between the two high tention conections on the solinoid, if the engine still does not crank it could be an issue with the starter motor itself, turn the engine backwards by hand to make sure the the starter gear is not trapped in the flywheel ring gear.
Posted on May 30, 2011
Check voltage and connections at seat switch also.If there is any loose connection or shorted wire it will cause the problem.by pass seat switch and connect wire directly and see if that helps.-------- also for starter solenoid problem, check voltage at starter solenoid, there should be 12 volts an also check the starter ground wire connections.Is it mounted to the frame.-------- This will help.Thanks.Helpmech.
Posted on May 29, 2011
Hello russ... i suspect that the parts that you taped together are not a good enough connection to make everything work properly. replace those broken components and you should be good to go. J.
Posted on May 29, 2011
First, I would replace the entire black wire that has the broken connector on it.
If it has even a partial break in the internal wires, then it could restrict the power supply to the point where it won't start.
Next, at the point where the solenoid attaches and it was rusted, you need to scrape every bit of the rust away, as some of the solenoids utilize the frame structure as the common ground, so if it's not getting a good connection due to rust build up, then it can prevent proper function as well.
Now, you said you bought a new battery, so I would check to make sure that it is fully charged.
Sometimes, the manufacturer put just enough charge in it so that it will light a lightbulb, and that's about it.
The next thing after that you will want to check is the wires for the starter switch, see if there is any corrosion or rusting going on there as well.
As you can see, rust, and good contacts play a major role in proper functioning of the mower.
I wouldn't have thought that it would make that much difference, until my old Bolen's riding mower started acting strange.
Turned out, the back of the ignition switch was so corroded, that it looked like it was ready to fall apart.
I know this was several items that I listed for you to check, and I'm sure I'm forgetting some, but it gives you a major place to start and see if the problem lies with those areas.
I hope this helps you out, and have a good day.
Posted on May 27, 2011
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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