Husqvarna EZ 5224 Not starting, solenoid vs starter, or electrical loss.
I have a Husqvarna EZ 5224. The hydro belt burned up. So I disconnect the battery and commence replacing the belt and seized idler pulley. When everything is fully reassembled, the mower doesn't start. Now replacing the belt happened slowly over 2 months. But it started and ran before I replaced the belt.
When I start it, the starter engages the flywheel, and clicks repeatedly. It will not spin the flywheel or turn the engine over.
So I charge the battery. It reads 14+ volts. Same.
I test the voltage at the solenoid. Also 14+ volts. I bypass the solenoid. Same clicking with the starter.
I measure the voltage at the starter. 11.6v. So a good bit of loss. Is this enough to not engage the starter? Or does the clicking signify the starter's clutch slipping? Should I just replace the starter and solenoid? Should I replace the battery wiring because of the voltage loss?