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If your riding lawn mower engine clicks when you turn the key but won`t turn over, there`s a pretty good chance your mower could have a bad starter solenoid. Other problems, though not as frequent, include a bad starter motor, a wiring failure, a weak battery or a locked-up engine.
The clicking noise comes from a part called the starter solenoid. The solenoid connects the battery to the starter motor when the solenoid is energized. The key switch and the safety switches in the starter circuit combine to energize the solenoid. If the solenoid is clicking, the circuit that triggers it is working.
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.
The starter relay makes a clicking sound, but the engine does not rotate, which indicates that the starter motor is not receiving enough current from the relay. This may also be a sign of low or exhausted battery power. Only when it transmits enough current to the starter, the relay starts to work.
Usually a rapid clicking noise is a good indication that your starter motor isn`t getting enough electrical current to engage – basically your solenoid is trying to engage but can`t make the connection.
It might be a battery or alternator problem
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. So instead, it rapidly turns on and off and produces a clicking noise!
If your car`s engine is misfiring, it can produce a sound similar to that of a lawn mower. This happens when the fuel and air mixture in the engine is not being ignited properly, resulting in a rough-running engine. If this is left unchecked, it could lead to further engine damage and reduced performance.
If the starter motor spins but does not crank the engine, you likely have a problem with… Faulty or damaged battery. To address this issue, check the battery and charging system for problems.
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Srarting issue is the safety key to be close to gas cover lid or bac in the next position I am trying to start the machine
Remove the spark plug from the engine, replace the spark plug wire on the sparkplug and hold the spark plug against some bare metal on the engine, place the key in one position and turn the engine over, watch the spark plug gap closely for any spark, if there is no spark try the same procedure with the key in the other position, there should be a spark in one position or the other, wht position where there is spark is the run position. If neither position yielsa a spark try another spark plug.
Troy Bilt Rear tine tiller model 643 Bronco, won’t start,it ran out of gas, put in new gas and it started but wouldn’t stay running. Put in new spark plugs, cleaned filters, changed out gas,still won’t start
Did it run out of gas when you added gas it could be that the fuel line has plugged up with something from the bottom of the tank take the fuel line off and try blowing threw it and take a air hose and blow out the carb and carb cleaner
Pony wont start. i have replaced gas, cleaned carb, replaced plug. it will turn over but wont start. getting gas and fire.
Look to see if there is any trash under the seat.there is a safety device and if it is not making contact it will not start.try to put the mower in forward and engage the blades,while not running.push on the mower a few times then try to start it again,
I lost spark to the spark plug!
There is a magnet on the above the flywheel that creates spark. It is called the armature. This will allow you to get spark as long as your flywheel is good, but this is the most common cause besides electric start system
2 days ago i mowed with my troy bilt pony and parked it . itried to start it yesterday and nothing? i checked the battery, its fully charged,mower is disengaged. iturn the key and nothing,not a sound.
Battery connections clean? neg. and pos.
clutch pushed in?
safety switches disengaged?
starter solenoid bad
What should the spark plug gap be on a weedeater trimmer 25cc
Troy Bilt TB320BV blower won’t start. Cleaned carb, new spark plug, still no spark. Took blower apart, checked continuity on mag coil, it has continuity, set air gap at .012 – still no spark.
Unhook your switch’s and see if you get spark then
I need the spark plug gap for an Ariens ST624E. the spark plug = 21533500
The recommended setting is .030″