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is it possible to hook up solenoid wrong?

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Does it matter which side of the starter solenoid I hook up the battery and which side I hook up the wire to the starter? I removed an old solenoid and replaced it but am unsure if it matters which post I hook the battery and starter wires to.

Also can you tell me which magneto I need for my 1994 Briggs 12.5 engine? I have my burnt out one right here and the number on it is....9432P. Jim
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On the big terminals it dosn't matter, it's just a big switch. Some times, the manufactuer will connect things to the "battery" side though.
thanks Larry. I'm searching on ebay for a magneto and I think I have it narrowed down to which magneto I need by looking at what numbers are posted on ones that are for sale.

Welcome to MTF. I just read your post in the intro section. Do you happen to know the model # of the tractor? A sticker with that information could be under the hood, under the seat and sometimes on the "rear" of the tractor. With a model # we can pull up parts schematics along with wiring diagrams etc.

For the Briggs you should be able to enter the model/type/code numbers on the Briggs site and pull up a parts list.
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thanks Bush Bone Yard, I have scoured the net for anything and everything about my mower. I've seen the manuals, and the wiring diagrams etc.

I messed the whole wiring harness and wiring up, and just dug myself deeper with every action I took. So now my game plan is to do a simple 4 wire push button ignition.

I'll be starting from scratch tomorrow (my last vacation day from work) and rigging up a push button and toggle switch for starting and stopping the engine.

I also burned out my magneto so I need to either find one locally (hopefully) or else order one online. Wish me luck! I love this new "toy" and it's kept me busy all weekend. Thanks again. Jim
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Go to the auto parts store and ask for a old Ford solenoid. Thats the best...
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