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Posted May 30, 2013 - 09:17 PM

I have just bought this 16T Roper lawn tractor.The only way I can start it is to use a battery and booster cables.The key will shut it off but wont start it.The only thing it does when you turn the key is click.Im new to this group and I hope im doing this right.

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Posted May 30, 2013 - 09:22 PM

Welcome to Gttalk, Glad you joined us here. It sounds to me like you have a bad starter solenoid. You might also want to check all the ground wire connections, as they will show you to have power, but not carry enough amperage to turn the starter.


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Posted May 30, 2013 - 09:23 PM




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Posted May 30, 2013 - 09:44 PM

You maybe dealing with a dead battery. Those engines will run without a battery at all.

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Posted May 31, 2013 - 05:21 AM

Welcome to -GTTalk. You also need to check out the entire solenoid circuit to make sure you are getting the full 12volts to the solenoid. The ignition switch and sometimes safety switches are in series with the solenoid. If you have a voltmeter, measure the voltage at the low current terminal on the solenoid while trying to start. That should tell you if you are getting the 12volts required for it to engage. As said above, the chassis connection back to the Battery - terminal is critical and easily taken for granted.

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Posted May 31, 2013 - 05:52 AM

Welcome to the forum. Sounds like you are getting some help so far. If you post up some pics of what you have, that can sometimes help a bit more. Pic help can be found in the link in my signature!