Asked by: Alane Motilva
asked in category: General Last Updated: 16th March, 2020

How do you test a starter on a Craftsman riding lawn mower?

Connect one end of a jumper wire from the battery's positive terminal, and touch the small lug on the engine starter solenoid that is marked S with the other end to test the starter ignition switch. If the engine starter motor turns over or runs then the starter ignition switch is faulty and requires replacement.

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Besides, how do I know if my starter is bad on my lawn mower?

A riding lawn mower that has a bad starter can be difficult to diagnose. A bad starter can manifest itself in a cranking noise without engine turnover, a clicking when the ignition button is pressed, or a mower that simply does not respond to attempts to start.

Also, can I bypass my starter solenoid? Bypass the starter relay Simply put, to overcome and bypass a faulty starter relay or ignition switch, you can touch both the positive starter terminal and the solenoid terminal on the starter using a big screwdriver.

Accordingly, what are signs of a bad starter solenoid?

  • Vehicle does not start. The most obvious warning sign that a problem with the starter relay exists is when the vehicle won't start when you engage the ignition process.
  • Starter stays on after engine started.
  • Intermittent issues starting the vehicle.
  • Clicking sound coming from the starter.

How do you check a starter solenoid on a riding lawn mower?

First, turn the ignition key to the “On” position. Look for the large terminal posts on the solenoid where the thick red wires connect to the solenoid. Touch the metal shaft of a screwdriver to both of the large terminals at the same time. If the engine turns over and starts, the solenoid is bad and should be replaced.

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