Were gonna need pics and a model number!
I believe the solenoid will be behind the little access panel on the left hand side [while sitting on tractor] of the dash tower. If the sound was deafening I would doubt that it is the solenoid. I have had them buzz and click, but never do anything that was audibly disturbing.Murray 52161x89B - Yard King Performance 52"
Wife said the noise it made was deafening. Is the solnoid under the steering column? The battery is good and fully charged. When you turn the key absolutely nothing happens.
Yes, I know, wanted to make sure you didn't have them engaged, it happens.Blades cannot be engaged when starting. I'll definitely check the fuse. The fact that nothing happens when turning the key make me think its electrical.