'95 Craftsman 14hp Kohler Won't Start
Posted September 22, 2012 - 10:32 AM
Posted September 22, 2012 - 01:43 PM
A test light will work here, but a volt meter would be a better choice. You want to see if you have proper voltage at the little wire on the solenoid when someone is turning the key. It might have just picked that moment to quit on you. Just be careful, it could try to start without warning and you may have a finger or whatnot in the wrong place at the wrong time.
Oops, I almost forgot. to GTTalk.
- shawn744 said thank you
Posted September 24, 2012 - 04:22 PM
Posted September 24, 2012 - 05:11 PM
I would say you have one of the two large ring terminals or the one on the starter growing white or green stuff and causing an intermittent connection. Or, as mentioned above, a failing solenoid.
I have had solenoids develop a bad spot before. They usually have a copper clad washer in there that is pulled up against the terminals where the wires hook on, completing the circuit. If it ever does it again, test for voltage at the starter terminal, then the output side of the solenoid, then the input.
If solenoid "clicking" but failing internally:
Starter, no V
Output of solenoid, No V
Input of solenoid, +12
switching wire, +12
Glad to hear you got her going, now get out there and get some seat time