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Old 03-09-2020, 01:32 PM
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Default Starter didnít disengage

When I started my RV-14A today I had a grinding noise and my amps were showing about 34. Once I got the cowling off I discovered the starter gear was still engaged. I got it clear and then when I would turn on the master it would engage again, it didnít crank the engine however. I tapped the starter solenoid and now is all good. I assume a bad solenoid but wanted to get other opinions.

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Old 03-09-2020, 01:37 PM
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New setup, or been flying for awhile?

What starter?
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Old 03-09-2020, 01:49 PM
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About 25 hours on the plane. It has a sky tech starter. Wired per Vanís plans.
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Old 03-09-2020, 01:52 PM
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Starter Switch malfunction?
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Old 03-09-2020, 04:50 PM
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Had a Toyota Corona with an ignition switch that stuck. Destroyed the starter. John
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Old 03-09-2020, 06:38 PM
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Give Skytec a call, I had a good experience with their customer support.
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Old 03-09-2020, 11:20 PM
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Starter Switch malfunction?
I had this on my new 10. The starter button had a burr on it and would stick in the engaged position. That said, your comment about clearing it with a hammer on the solenoid would point to a bad solenoid. They can also hang up due to mfg defects.

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Old 03-09-2020, 11:25 PM
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I had this on my new 10. The starter button had a burr on it and would stick in the engaged position. That said, your comment about clearing it with a hammer on the solenoid would point to a bad solenoid. They can also hang up due to mfg defects.

Larry
Plus one, as it looks like the solenoid was stuck. You are not the first one but probably not so early in the hours of use.
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Old 03-10-2020, 05:08 AM
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My starter solenoid stuck on too.....after 900 hours.
My repair included a panel light indicating the starter was engaged.
There is a lot going on up front when this happens and a few tell tale signs on the panel let alone the strange sounds....so I now a light that confirms the issue quickly......although it may never happen again.
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Old 03-10-2020, 11:42 AM
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When I started my RV-14A today I had a grinding noise and my amps were showing about 34. Once I got the cowling off I discovered the starter gear was still engaged. I got it clear and then when I would turn on the master it would engage again, it didnít crank the engine however. I tapped the starter solenoid and now is all good. I assume a bad solenoid but wanted to get other opinions.

Thanks.
I'd still have a look at the starter switch.
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