Hi all,

I cut my lawn, engine was running for about 2 hours. Stopped at neighbors house, cold beer, go to restart, just a clicking sound. Thought battery was dead, did a quick check, good voltage, hooked it up to a charger, good amps. Still clicking. I figure it's the solenoid, picked one up today for $14, install and its still clicking. Now I am thinking it's the starter.

Is there a way to test the starter to know if it is good or bad?

What else could cause the solenoid to click if its new, and battery is good?

I was going to hook up the positive directly to the starter to see if it spins, not sure if that is the correct method to test or not, so will not screw around with it.

Any thoughts?

Thank you!