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Westwood S1300 ride-on lawnmower, try to start and "clicking"

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Westwood S1300 ride-on lawnmower, try to start and "clicking" sound, battery fully charged but not starting.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Small Engine
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.
Single click, or a rapid clicking? Have you removed spark plug to see if engine will crank over?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
No just checked connections
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Also rapid clicking
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.
Do you have a voltmeter to test battery voltage when key is turned to start? Rapid clicking is sign of low voltage, which is typical battery or cables.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
No voltmeter
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.
Have you tried to jump battery?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Yes but same response
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.
Then cables are likely problem. Rapid clicking is always low voltage!
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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Thanks will try cables in morning
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.
Check the negative connection to the frame. And both cables at the battery. How old is battery? How did you determine it is fully charged?

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