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Old 09-18-2020, 09:19 PM   #1
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When I first press down on throttle my cart humm's before it turns over and starts.
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Old 09-18-2020, 11:44 PM   #2
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Maybe it don't know the words?
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Old 09-19-2020, 03:20 AM   #3
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That brought me a lot of joy!!!!
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Old 09-19-2020, 08:48 AM   #4
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That brought me a lot of joy!!!!
On a more serious note, when I push on the throttle the starter humms or hesitates before it turns over and starts. I looked at the brushes in the starter last night. They will need replacing soon. Any ideas
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Is the starter/gen belt loose?
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Old 09-19-2020, 09:33 AM   #6
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First. The wife asked me what was so funny in there.

Second. My starter belt is slightly loose, and makes a noise while it winds up the tension. So yes, check your belt tension.

Third. A humming noise is usually a sign of high electrical resistance. Brushes would be the first suspect. Then corroded connections, and finally hidden corrosion in the positive battery cable. It could also be a combination of all three.

Change the brushes.
Clean the commutator.
Clean all of the battery lugs, and connections.

Finally, as a last resort after doing everything else, change the positive battery cable.
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Old 09-19-2020, 01:18 PM   #7
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I would like to thank you for your help. I'm not sure what it was that I cleaned that fixed my problem. I cleaned and protected the positive cable and found some corrosion in a cluster of negative wires on the solenoid.

This winter I will replace the brushes, there is still a little life in them.

Thanks again
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Is the starter/gen belt loose?
Yes the belt was loose
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Old 09-24-2020, 10:21 AM   #10
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If it is gas adjust the belt. I have to keep mine pretty tight and no issues.
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