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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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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.
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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