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Murray select riding lawn mower model 405002x8A

dudusrex
Our lawn mower will not start, we hear a rapid clicking sound when we try to start it. We have fully charged the battery and we still get this sound.

Thank you,

The Bryans

1 Answer

  • musicman539 musicman539 | United States, New Mexico | Subject Experience (show)
    Hello:

    You need to check your solenoid going from your battery to the starter. The part is very inexpensive and you can locate one at www.jackssmallengines.com/starter.cfm

    There are two solenoids listed part # 435097 & part # 435102 but without me knowing the nomenclature of your starter solenoid I can't tell you which one is the solenoid you will need. You can check this solenoid by jumping across the two terminals on the solenoid with a very heavy coated wire. Make sure you use a heavy wire or you could get a nasty burn. Good luck to you


    Musicman539
    • dudusrex dudusrex
      Thank you for your quick response. We bought the new solenoid. We cannot budge one of the bolts that is keeping the old one on. Can you suggest a tool or something that could help us get this bolt off.

      Thank you for your help,

      The Bryans
      08 Jul 2004
    • musicman539 musicman539
      Hello:

      If you are speaking of one of the two bolts that secure the base of the solenoid to the frame of the mower I have a couple of suggestions. 1) use a set of vise grips to remove the securing nut or 2) Try to cut it off with a hacksaw. . You can use WD-40 and spray the entire nut and let it set for awhile before trying to remove it.Good luck

      musicman539
      08 Jul 2004

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