Your lawnmower has been making weird noises lately.
When you turn it on, nothing happens.
No click, no motor sound, nothing.
What should you do?
If your lawnmower doesn’t start, there could be several reasons behind it.
Some common causes include: 1.
Battery drain 2.
Poor connection between battery and starter 3.
Bad spark plug 4.
Riding lawn mower won’t start no clicking
If you hear a clicking sound while starting your riding lawn mower, check the spark plug wire. It could be loose or broken. Also, if you see smoke coming from the engine, try cleaning the carburetor and fuel filter.
Riding Lawn Mowers are very popular among homeowners because of their ease of operation and maintenance. But sometimes, these machines get stuck in the middle of the grass and become difficult to move. This happens when the blade becomes clogged with grass. To clear the blade, you can either pull the blade completely off the ground or push the blade forward. In case you choose the latter option, you need to ensure that the blade is not damaged.
Dead or faulty Battery
If your battery is dead or faulty, try replacing it with another one. It may not be possible to replace the whole unit if it is damaged. However, you can always buy a new replacement part online.
Control module and fuse
You can check the fuse box under the hood. If the fuse is blown, replace it. Check the wiring harness
Riding lawn mower won’t start after sitting
Check the battery terminals to see if they are corroded. Clean off any corrosion using a wire brush. Also check the fuses. Make sure they are not blown. Replace the fuses if necessary. If the problem persists, try starting the engine again. If it still doesn’t start, contact a professional mechanic.
Riding lawn mower won’t start after hitting something
Check the spark plug wires for damage. If the wires are loose or broken, replace them. Make sure the spark plugs are installed properly. If they are not, remove them and install new ones. If the problem continues, contact a professional mechanic for assistance.
How do I know if my riding lawn mower solenoid is bad?
To test a bad ignition switch, remove the key from the ignition switch and hold down the brake pedal while turning the key clockwise. If the engine turns over, replace the ignition switch. If not, replace the ignition switch and the coil pack.
How do you test a bad ignition switch?
If the engine won’t turn over, check the battery terminals, starter motors, spark plug wires, spark plug connectors, gas cap, and fuel line connections. If any part fails the engine won’t start.
What happens when ignition switch goes bad?
Check the battery terminals, starter motor, spark plug wires, gas cap, and gas tank. Check the spark plugs and sparkplug wire connectors. If any part fails, the mower won’t start.
How do you test a lawn mower solenoid?
If the mower won’t start after you’ve turned the key, check the battery terminals, starter solenoid, spark plug wires, and gas cap. Check the fuel filter, carburetor, air cleaner, and muffler. Also check the spark plugs and spark plug wire connectors. If any of these parts fail, the mower won’t run.
How do I know if my lawn mower ignition switch is bad?
Bypassing a key switch on a motorized vehicle is dangerous because if you accidentally turn off the engine while driving, you could lose control of the vehicle and crash into something. You can’t bypass a key switch on your lawnmower. To stop the engine, pull the choke lever back until the engine stops running. Then remove the key from the ignition switch.
Can I bypass my ignition switch?
Yes, but it’s not recommended. It’s better to replace the ignition switch instead of bypassing it. Bypassing the ignition switch could damage the wiring harness and other components.
How do you bypass a key switch on a lawn mower?
When the ignition switch goes bad, the engine won’t start. The symptoms of a faulty ignition switch are usually slow cranking, no starter motor noise, and no spark from the plugs. If the problem persists, check the battery voltage, fuel filter, and air filter. Also, check the connections between the distributor cap and the coils.
How do you start a lawn mower with a bad solenoid?
A solenoid is a coil of wire that produces a magnetic field when current passes through it. It is used in many different applications such as opening doors, starting engines, and controlling valves. A solenoid consists of two parts; the core the part that generates the magnetic field and the armature the part that moves. To test a solenoid, you simply apply power to the coil and measure how long it takes for the armature to move. This is called the “time constant” of the solenoid. The longer the time constant, the better the solenoid.