my 2011 Hustler Sport will not start, 12 volts not getting to the starter. There is clicking sound when the switch is on start.

CharlieG

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My 2011 Hustler Sport will not start, 12 volts not getting to the starter. The battery is good and the starter was checked and the selenoid is. new. When I turn key to start , switch is good, I hear a rapid clicking sound.
 

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Rapid clicking is either a bad battery or a loose ground wire/ cable connection...
was the battery just checked voltage with a meter, or was it load tested?
 

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Just my $0.02 here....

Exactly how old is the battery?

A battery could indicate 12V when checked with a meter, etc. but if just one of it's cells is bad or going bad that would be one indication that the mower will not start or having a hard time starting?

If battery is not that old I would replace it with a new one and see if that corrects the problem?

If it starts your mower then great your back in business....if not then still good that you know for a fact you have a new battery.

I experienced this once.
 

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Like Scrub said be sure and check both cables for a good connection and the ground cable where it bolts to the engine or mower frame.
 

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Just my $0.02 here....

Exactly how old is the battery?

A battery could indicate 12V when checked with a meter, etc. but if just one of it's cells is bad or going bad that would be one indication that the mower will not start or having a hard time starting?

If battery is not that old I would replace it with a new one and see if that corrects the problem?

If it starts your mower then great your back in business....if not then still good that you know for a fact you have a new battery.

I experienced this once.
I had O'reilly's check out battery and all cells are fine, good starting point.
 

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Get a pair of booster cables
Run one from the battery + directly to the starter motor + terminal
Engine cranks = battery ground is good & starter is good
No joy then run a booster from battery - to a good ground near the starter
Kit the key
Engine cranks = bad ground
 

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check the engine mounting bolts and make sure they are tight.
 
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