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Craftsman riding mower. Solenoid only buzzes and starter will not engage.

by Manage My Life
June 26th, 2011

Model 917 model series craftsman mower.12 volts from battery to the NEW solenoid but only two across the small terminals when key is turned. Jumping large terminals does nothing. Wires to small terminals, one white from electric pto switch, one black is ground I assume. Safety switch on brake is functional. Turning key only creats buzzing noise in solenoid. Blade pto is off, brake is set and seat switch activated. Not in gear.

Craftsman , Lawn Mowers
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Summertime is hot, humid and frustrating when the mower won't start. If you can add the model number of your mower to this thread it will help the expert provide a better answer. In the meantime if you would like to check an expert post from the archive for this issue I attached below. I also added the link to Sears Home Services if this repair turns out to be more than expected.
by Manage My Life
June 26th, 2011
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