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I have a Gt5000 with a Briggs 22HP engine (40H777-0241-E1 ) I need help troubleshooting. I went out this morning to mow the lawn and the thing fired right up. I was driving it up and around to get in position to start mowing and the engine died. I tried to start it up again and the solenoid just clicked. I took the housing off to get a better view of things and tried to start it again. The starter tried to engage but seemed not to have enough power to fully crank the engine. I also saw a little bit of smoke come from where the cable is connected to the starter. I think it's a bad starter, but not sure. Does anyone know how to test a starter to see if it's bad? I don't want to go out and buy a new one if it isn't bad.