Question by  murker (11)

How do I clean the solenoid in a lawn tractor?

I need to clean the solenoid in my lawn tractor.


Answer by  StingRay (471)

Soak it in kerosine and use a copper wire brush on it. Let it soak for a day if it's stubborn at getting clean.


Answer by  Emily76 (58)

I use vinager for everything. Sometimes straight vinager but more often than not it is diloted with water of variting degrees. It's just abrasive enough. Once the majority is removed use the vinager to make it just like new.


Answer by  Bessie2 (19)

Remove the solenoid and place it in a small container of gasoline. Let it set for several minutes. Remove it and wipe it off with a clean cloth.


Answer by  pamnyogi (159)

My grandpa always took off the solenoid and either blew real hard on it, or used a old tooth/denture brush on it to clean it up. Most of the time it worked, sometimes you just need to replace it.


Answer by  eldergeek (473)

Most solenoids are sealed assemblies but if it's possible to get at the contacts, you can clean them with very fine sandpaper and/or an old fashioned typewriter eraser.

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