ng over. could it be the starter? I can be off the tractor, turn the key and it makes the same noise (noise lasts as long as i have the key turned to start)
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Sounds like the selonoid is bad.

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Its your starter, more precisely, the starter mechanism (clutch/bearing) is not engaging the engine. It can be misaligned, broken teeth, foreign debris stuck in the mechanism, or just dirty and needs cleaning/grease.
A clogged carburetor is most commonly caused by leaving fuel in the lawn mower for a long period of time. Over time, some of the ingredients in the fuel may evaporate, leaving behind a thicker, stickier substance. This sticky fuel can clog up the carburetor and cause the engine to stall.
This sound is the result of friction from the gear teeth meshing inside the transaxle casing. These gears will wear slightly over time, and this sound should decrease. If the noise suddenly becomes louder, we suggest that an authorized service center inspect the unit.
Buzzing sound: This usually indicates poor current flow as the buzzing sound means the current is making its way to the solenoid but could not activate the plunger to engage the pinion gear and flywheel of the starter motor.
Clogged or Dirty Air Filters

It is one of the most common problems that cause lawnmowers to sputter. The mowers take the air from the surrounding through air filters and mix it with fuel inside the engine. So, if the air filter is clogged or dirty, it will affect the flow of air into the carburetor.

A Dirty Carburetor Can Cause a Lawnmower To Start Then Die

By far, the most common issue that causes a stalled motor is a dirty carburetor. The carburetor on your engine is the thing that draws in air and mixes it with the fuel.

Do your best to listen for a “click” noise. If the click is strong and loud, it most likely means the solenoid has enough power and is working properly. If the clicking you are hearing is quiet or repetitive, it may be that your solenoid is not strong enough or does not have enough power from the battery.
Touch the metal shaft of a screwdriver to both of the large terminals at the same time. If the engine turns over and starts, the solenoid is bad and should be replaced. If the starter motor does not run, the motor itself is probably defective.
A clogged carburetor is most commonly caused by leaving fuel in the lawn mower for a long period of time. Over time, some of the ingredients in the fuel may evaporate, leaving behind a thicker, stickier substance. This sticky fuel can clog up the carburetor and cause the engine to stall.
Let someone turn on the ignition key or press the starter button. Observe the light — if it doesn`t turn on, the solenoid is likely failing to transfer power and might need replacement. However, if the light turns on but there`s no clicking sound or starter engagement, the issue lies with the car starter.
Signs of a Bad Starter Solenoid

One of the first and most common symptoms is simply no response from the starter when you turn the key – no noises or engine cranking at all. Sometimes, repeatedly trying the ignition can produce a result, but that`s not guaranteed.

Installing new spark plugs is the best way to resolve such vibration related issues. The timing belt ensures the accurate functioning of many critical components of the engine. Any issues with the timing belt can cause your car`s engine to vibrate.
If you suspect your mower is vibrating excessively due to an issue with the blade, inspect the blade for damaged and test for balance. If it is damaged, replace it. If it is out of balance sharpen the blade so it is balanced or replace it.
Loose, Dirty or Disconnected Spark Plug in Your Lawn Mower: Check it out, clean off debris, re-connect and tighten. Dirty Air Filter: Clean or replace. Fuel Not Reaching the Engine: Tap the side of the carburetor to help the flow of gas. If this doesn`t work, you might need a new fuel filter.
If your lawnmower is starting and then stalling, the most likely issue is the carburetor. The most common issue is that the carburetor is dirty. Here`s what you need to know about how a dirty carburetor can cause a lawnmower to start, then stall out and die.
Touch the metal shaft of a screwdriver to both of the large terminals at the same time. If the engine turns over and starts, the solenoid is bad and should be replaced. If the starter motor does not run, the motor itself is probably defective.

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Key start turns and makes a whining “I sort of want to start” noise but does not engage the engine. Previously the key start was sort of touchy and the key had to in just the right position to engage the starter. Could this be a starter motor problem? If so what is the part/fix?
ANSWER : If it is whining, the starter motor is turning. You possibly may have a broken starter drive. This is the little gear on the starter shaft. It’s not too expensive and relatively easy to replace.

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Testing starter Have new starter but has very weak power, will not turn over tractor
ANSWER : Check your voltage when cable hook to starter. While trying to start it.

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Dys-4500 ran but when I stopped it to do something, came back and now just makes a buzzing type noise when I try to start it. engines not turning over. could it be the starter? I can be off the tractor, turn the key and it makes the same noise (noise lasts as long as i have the key turned to start)
ANSWER : Sounds like the selonoid is bad.

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My Z5426 won’t start. When I pull out the choke and turn the key, gas starts leaking out of the exhaust system just before it gets to the muffler. Last time it did start, it ran really rough. So, I turn off the engine and then tried to restart and that’s when I noticed the fuel leak.
ANSWER : Maybe bad fuel, fuel line leaking, flooding of the carburetor, since it did start and ran rough I am assuming that the gas was left set and more then likely this gummed up the carburetor, you will have to clean/rebuild it. If you have a can of carburetor clean you may be able to spray that into there and clean it up, I would not choke it to start it as it sounds like it got/is flooded/ing. Good Luck Tim

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To whom it may concern, I have a 42″ Deck Craftsman Lawn Mower which I bought 10 years ago. Last year, when ever I going over tall grass, excessive smoke came out of the exhaust. I kept loosing oil. At time, the engine looked like it is about to be on fire. After some research and questions from friends, I realized that it is time to change piston rings. Last week, I took the engine apart to replace the rings and put the engine back according to how I took it apart. I was very proud of my self since I never work on engine to this extend before. Yesterday, I was looking forward to starting it, however, it did not turn over at all. Battery power was there. I hooked it to a running car for power, with the battery on the tractor of course. All I heard was a single click from the starter. The fly wheel did not turn even I tried to turn it with a metal bar and a wrench. A friend told me that when putting the engine back, I must have missed the “Top Dead Center?”, therefore, the engine will not crank. Would you kindly point me to the right direction if I take it apart again and put it back properly. Is there a mark somewhere I should follow in side the engine crank shaft, crank case, etc.. Is there an instruction I can purchase for someone who know very about engine but willing to work on it due to my interested in fixing and learning. Thank you for your assistant! Tri
ANSWER : Recommend going to auto parts store and getting a small engine repair manual. Or, if time is not an issue, most repair manuals can be ordered online. Try M & D Mowers. Very inexpensive.

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Need to replace 9n tractor starter when you turn ignition key the starter just keeps going around.
ANSWER : I suggest that you pull the starter and make sure the bendix unit isn’t stuck on the shaft which may be rusted or dirty and corroded first. If the starter spins then the starter itself is probably okay. Hope this helps you

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How to remove starter on 06 ford taurus – Ford 8n,9n,2n, Tractor Starter With Drive
ANSWER : I usually use a starter removal tool… you want the correct answer, engine size and posting this is the automotive section will help

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Sarter will not turn engine over
ANSWER : Two things cause this…a bad starter or weak battery…not sufficient Amps will not allow enough power to the starter to spin it fast enough to start the engine….a bad starter simply cannot use the power supplied it to turn the engine properly. Have some one do a load test on the battery..tests the battery simulating starting the engine. If ok it is the starter if not replace the battery..good luck.

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