Why won't my electric start work on my scooter?

by Chris
(Somewhere)

When I try to use my electric start on my scooter, it makes a kind of buzzing sound like it's doing something, however, it doesn't actually turn over.


Any ideas why this is happening and how I can fix it?

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by: Jim Zeiser

You have to check if the starter solenoid is bad. To do that you have to locate it, then put a screwdriver across the positive and negative terminals. There will be sparks so don't panic.

If the starter spins, you have to replace the solenoid, if not then try jump starting the scooter with a bigger battery; yours might be bad.

If that still doesn't work, you may have a bad starter motor, loose wires or even a bad brake switch. Detective work is in order here.

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