Model #917271072 CRAFTSMAN Lawn, Tractor

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I have a Craftsman tractor solenoid replacement. The old part number is 168327, the new part number is 146154. Can you give me the electrical hookup?


The lugs for the starter wire and the battery go to a contact. This contact closes when the coil inside the solenoid draws it down and shorts the 2 wires together. It doesn't matter which wire goes to which terminal. Connect the 2 red wires in the best way the length and position of the wires allows.

The black and white wires connect to an electrical coil inside the solenoid. It doesn't matter which wire goes to which terminal. The electrical coil magnetizes and draws the plunger down when you turn the ignition switch to the start position. This closes the contact and furnishes voltage from the battery to the starter motor.

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Jimmy K -
Sears Technician
July 13, 2009

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