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#1 drhntrrmw OFFLINE  

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Posted December 08, 2011 - 08:18 AM

My 110 won't even turn over and I'm wondering if the starter generator is no good. Can anyone help me with how to test it or possible other problems that may cause this?

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Posted December 08, 2011 - 08:32 AM

Casey ( wvbuzzmaster ) did an How-To on test them , Al
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Posted December 08, 2011 - 06:01 PM

You could also check to make sure you got 12v at the generator.You might have a bad selenoid.Is your battery good.Also check your connections.Make sure you have a good ground.Also maybe key switch is bad.First thing i would check is battery,and go from there.
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Posted December 08, 2011 - 06:10 PM

Casey ( wvbuzzmaster ) did an How-To on test them , Al
Garden Tractor Talk - Testing a Starter Generator


Thanks for posting the link for me Al. Good luck to those performing the test.

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Posted December 08, 2011 - 08:33 PM

Step one: bypass the solenoid. Use a pair of jumper cables and go from the + on the batt to the start term on the starter. Or even jumper at the solenoid, but bypassing can cause a few sparks and most solenoids are near the gas tank...

If the starter works fine, it's either the solenoid, switch or, quite often, a bad ground at the solenoid.




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