Starter Spins but doesn't engage
I can't seem to figure this out. I have an older craftsman lawn tractor with a briggs and stratton engine. I turn the key and the starter spins, but I'm guessing that it is suppose to jump up and turn the engine over, but that doesn't happen. Here's what I've tried so far.
Touching the post on the solenoid
touching the post on the starter
All of the above with the pole reversed on the battery
I've also tried everything with my car battery.
Everything is the same result, only spins never lifts. I took my old started in the be looked at and got it replaced with a new one. I've tried everything with both the old starter and the new one. Should the starter engage the engine when I touch the post on the starter itself.
Engine is a Briggs 281707-0137-01
Tractor is a Craftsman, not sure the model number, but it say's silver bullet on the back and there is a sticker on the seat that says Model C 4 9 60411.