no current to the starter . Could you solve this.
17.5 hp 42 in. Deck Lawn Tractor – CA Model

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Do you have power from the switch to the starter solenoid ? What you should have is a battery lead going to the starter relay / solenoid. a battery lead coming from the relay / solenoid to the starter and a 12 or 14 gauge wire coming from the switch to the relay solenoid. Depending on the age of the machine this wire may actually go direct to the solenoid or it may have to go through a couple of safety switches. the first thing I would check is make sure you have power coming out of the starter switch to the start circuit. The terminal on the switch is usually marked with an s for starter / solenoid. If you have power coming out from here then trace this wire to either a safety switch or relay solenoid, keep checking for 12 vdc until you dont have power and you will either find the problem or the bad part… hope this helps you

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Why does the tractor make a clicking sound and not start? If the riding mower makes a heavy clicking or a rapid clattering sound when the key is turned to the start position, there is a problem with the battery or a part of the starting circuit. The clicking noise comes from a part called the starter solenoid.
Disconnected, dirty or fouled spark plugs are common causes for engines that won`t start. For small engines, spark plugs typically need to be replaced every season or after 25 hours of use. You should also check to make sure the spark plug gap is set correctly.
If the plug is clean or you`ve replaced it and the mower still won`t start, the issue could be a lack of fuel. Either the carburetor is dirty and not able to mist the fuel to be mixed with incoming air, or no gas is getting to it to begin with.
Electric lawnmowers may cut out for two main reasons: A faulty power switch or a loose cable connection. An overheating motor can cause the thermal cut out to trip.
It might be a battery or alternator problem.

Perhaps your battery`s dead, or your alternator, which charges the battery, isn`t working correctly. If the source of the clicking is electrical, the starter (a small motor energized by the battery that gets the engine running) doesn`t have enough juice to stay powered.

The most common cause for the engine not turning over is simply the battery. Either the battery itself is dead, the terminals are corroded so the current can`t travel through them, or the battery cables themselves are damaged. Inspect your battery terminals and cables, and test the battery.
If no spark appears, check for broken wires, shorts, grounds or a defective stop switch. Once you have confirmed that the stop switch is working, reconnect the spark plug lead. If your ignition start or push button start needs replacing, consult a Briggs & Stratton dealer near you.
Use Carburetor Cleaner

Fortunately, you can generally do this without even taking the carburetor out of the engine. Start by purchasing some commercial lawnmower carburetor cleanerOpens a new window, which comes in a simple spray can and will make it easy to clean the inside and outside of the carb.

The circuit includes a fuse, the ignition switch, brake switch and blade switch. First, check for a blown fuse because you can usually see a blown fuse just by looking at it. The fuse on most riding mowers is connected to the small red wire that connects to the starter solenoid post.

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I have a white lawn tractor and i just change the battery and the spark plug and it wont start . I also have current to my switch to start but no current to the starter . Could you solve this.
ANSWER : Do you have power from the switch to the starter solenoid ? What you should have is a battery lead going to the starter relay / solenoid. a battery lead coming from the relay / solenoid to the starter and a 12 or 14 gauge wire coming from the switch to the relay solenoid. Depending on the age of the machine this wire may actually go direct to the solenoid or it may have to go through a couple of safety switches. the first thing I would check is make sure you have power coming out of the starter switch to the start circuit. The terminal on the switch is usually marked with an s for starter / solenoid. If you have power coming out from here then trace this wire to either a safety switch or relay solenoid, keep checking for 12 vdc until you dont have power and you will either find the problem or the bad part… hope this helps you

I have a briggs and strattan 18 horsepower engine on my craftsman mower and it wont start, i replaced the starter and it still wont start! It wont even turn over, in fact it binds the starter, but if I take the spark plug out and try to start it, the starter engages and turns the motor over just fine but of course it wont start cause the spark plug is out! Whats the problem?
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Will not start turns over has spark the engine was running and killed and will not restart
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I have a Crafstman Riding mower model #917.273643. That ran fine one second, I shut it off for five minutes. When I went to start it back up it wouldn’t start. Cranks fine, checked the wires, fuse, and spark plug. The plug was dirty so I cleaned it. But I am not getting any spark. I bought a new plug still no spark. I also checked the plug on another motor and I had spark so the plug wasn’t bad. Any suggestions on how to troubleshoot this or what may be wrong?
ANSWER : Sounds like your coil went bad