Won't Start I have a Scotts Riding Mower L-1742

copeOctober 3, 2008

It won't start, it won't crank. I replaced sylanoid, fuel pump, fuel filter, spark plug. Headlights will come on and I'm thinking maybe safety switch or ignition switch. Can someone help?

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bill_kapaun

Does he solenoid click?
IF not, try jumping 12V directly to the SMALL terminal and see if it cranks. That'll let us know which troubleshooting path to pursue.

Scotts are/were made by various manufacturers, so additional model/engine numbers wouldn't hurt.

    Bookmark   October 4, 2008 at 1:04AM
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tomplum

The Deere made ones have an issue at times with the the deck engagement lever tab not hitting the safety switch. There is a kit to fix. As Bill said #s would help. Also note if you can turn the engine by hand to confirm something isn't locking it physically.

    Bookmark   October 4, 2008 at 5:46PM
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nix1161

My scotts 2046 is dead too but I dont have lights. I have replaced the battery, solenoid, relay, light bulbs, and ignition and still nothing. Help

    Bookmark   March 31, 2010 at 3:56PM
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nix1161

I just sucessfully crossed the posts on the solenoid and got it to turn over but it wont fire.

    Bookmark   March 31, 2010 at 4:25PM
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tomplum

Determine if you have spark or not and report back

    Bookmark   March 31, 2010 at 9:58PM
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nix1161

no spark

    Bookmark   April 1, 2010 at 12:07PM
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lynnprothro_sbcglobal_net

I have a Scotts Model #46562X8 - 18 HP/46" cruise control that won't start. Where is the location of the mower engage switch?

    Bookmark   March 25, 2011 at 1:15PM
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tomplum

Lynn- The switch is activated via a flat spot on the deck engagement handle.

    Bookmark   March 26, 2011 at 5:45PM
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