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#31 KennyP ONLINE  

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Posted January 21, 2012 - 04:32 PM

You don't have the other small post on the solenoid grounded. Where you are hooking the light up will have power all the time as that comes from the battery to the switch.

I went back and watched the video again. You may have that post grounded, hard to tell. But with power to the other post on the solenoid, it should be starting or at least clicking the solenoid. Is that a new solenoid? If no click, I would say that solenoid is bad. Did you ,by chance, clean the large ground wire at the front lower right side of the engine. It is short, goes from the engine to the frame.
From what I can see, you are doing things correctly. Something (solenoid or bad ground) is not right.

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Posted January 21, 2012 - 04:51 PM

You don't have the other small post on the solenoid grounded. Where you are hooking the light up will have power all the time as that comes from the battery to the switch.

I went back and watched the video again. You may have that post grounded, hard to tell. But with power to the other post on the solenoid, it should be starting or at least clicking the solenoid. Is that a new solenoid? If no click, I would say that solenoid is bad. Did you ,by chance, clean the large ground wire at the front lower right side of the engine. It is short, goes from the engine to the frame.
From what I can see, you are doing things correctly. Something (solenoid or bad ground) is not right.

It is a new solenoid, but it might be bad I think it was a cheap one I picked up one time on an impluse. Ill check my ground wire you were talking about and I do have the terminal you were talking about on the solenoid grounded but the battery cable was in the way for you to see it. Thanks

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Posted January 21, 2012 - 05:06 PM

Okay. Sounds like that solenoid is bad as it is grounding the test light all the time. Sorry to put you through all this. Should have tested this to start with. Have you tried jumping across the two big posts on the solenoid to see if the starter turns over?

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Posted January 21, 2012 - 05:26 PM

Yes and it doese. because when I first tried to start it years ago my uncle told me thats how I would have to turn it over to get it to start

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Posted January 21, 2012 - 05:44 PM

Reverse the wires on the solinoid , the ground and ignition, also the battery and starter wires, this sometimes will make a difference.
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Posted January 21, 2012 - 07:37 PM

ok ill try that

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Posted January 22, 2012 - 05:04 PM

Reverse the wires on the solinoid , the ground and ignition, also the battery and starter wires, this sometimes will make a difference.


I did this still nothing. I'm wondering if it would just be easier to rewire the whole thing as new. I think I'm gonna order a new solenoid and a new pto switch just to be on the safe side.

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Posted January 22, 2012 - 06:41 PM

A new solinoid is definately in order as would be a new 20amp pto switch that is lit when on :thumbs:
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Posted January 25, 2012 - 11:56 AM

A new solinoid is definately in order as would be a new 20amp pto switch that is lit when on :thumbs:

Im looking for them online right now. Hopefully I get them by next week.

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Posted January 25, 2012 - 12:10 PM

unnamedCAWUW8PM.jpg Which solenoid would you recomend me to buy? the 1st or 2nd

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Posted January 25, 2012 - 12:16 PM

The first looks like the original. Never used one like the other. Might both be the same.

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Posted January 25, 2012 - 01:04 PM

First one looks a lot heavier duty, go buy its amp rating and get the higher one.

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Posted January 25, 2012 - 08:00 PM

Based on what you both said ill go with the first one it is similar to the original one.

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Posted January 27, 2012 - 12:56 PM

Just a though. I usually put my alligator clip on ground, then look for power.
you had power to the Amp meter in the video, then check your start switch, then wire going to PTO switch--etc
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Posted January 28, 2012 - 07:19 PM

Well I got my new Pto switch and solenoid Can you guys tell me if i got the right things they look correct. the pto switch is Stens 430-508 and the soleiod is a Stens 435-016




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