How To Test A Lawn Mower Solenoid




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healthyamerican: my toro riding mower starts, but has weird symptoms...takes up to three seconds for it to crank after turning key...or struggles to turn the starter at all until i turn the key back and forth up to three times before it cranks. the battery is brand new and in perfect charge and load tested. can anyone suggest what i should check or replace? thanks!

Jeff P: I have to tap on starter to get engine to crank bought new starter still the same thing any suggestions

seanseanseanseansean: Everybody, say solenoid as SO-LEN-OID, not CELL-EN-OID. Duh.

StillTheBest1980: What in God’s name is a silenoid..?

Donnie Taylor: Thanks Josh for a very down to earth explanation of a solenoid test. Great video

Ricky Ric: I have a 2015 T3200 Craftsman riding mower. Ran great last fall. stored in the garage for winter, pull it out today and added fresh gas to about 1/4 that was already in it. Mower will turn over but not firing or trying to start.. I took the fairly new plugs out and cleaned them up with a little sand paper on both ends of the plug, it still will not fire. Any ideas what I could check for to help diagnose the problem. Thank you ahead of time for any advice you can give me. Ric

Moose Pup: Thank you so much for the great video!

Groovy 1: Your pronunciation of "solenoid" is not correct. You are saying "sillinoid"

Tiny House Customs: If I have a 3 point can I use a 4 point and connect the black to that fourth point instead of the base of it??

bill sullivan: I am showing -12.54 on my little wire that comes off a 4 pole . Any ideas?

DerpyBird: my dad sent this video hoping that i will fix his stupid lawnmower

excavatoree: Your terns "three pole" and "four pole" are incorrect. "pole" is the number of switch sections - so most if not all lawnmower solenoids are single pole, or one pole. The coil wires, whether there terminals for both ends, or one is connected to the frame of the solenoid (sometimes called "grounded," ) aren't counted. You could call them four terminal or three terminal, but "three pole" or "four pole" is incorrect.

There are three, four or more pole solenoids, most typically called relays in that case, but I've never seen them used on a lawnmower.

Michele Gutierrez: Thanks! I tested my 4 pole solenoid and am now off to test the switches. Your videos are very useful and give a lot of information to help people with all different models or testing equipment.

Randall Carter: I have MTD lawn tractor. I replace solenoid and safety switch. it has spark and gas. the engine turn but does not start. I hope you can help me.

Grantinator: where's your shop at?

Brian Hintze: Thank you for taking the time to make this video...it is appreciated.

Luis Avila: Nice job explaining the ins n outs. Thanks!

joe theboxertkd: Hey Josh My mower just clicks. I think my solenoid is connected to the fuel line. I own a Pollouan. Has a 19.5 HP Briggs and starton mower.

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Hector Acevedo: Great video!
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