My powers of seeing the future have surfaced again. Last week I was degreasing the engine and cleaning my beloved Yardbug mower when I looked at the starting solenoid and thought, “I wonder when that will stop working.”
Today I went out to mow the lawn and when I turned the key, not even a click. I first thought it was the battery again but I had just replaced it. Using my multimeter I traced the problem to, guess what, the starter solenoid! Is that freaky or what?
I took the unit out and knowing that it had moving parts inside, rapped it sharply on the cement floor of the patio. I put it back in and it started working. YAY!
I must be some kind of mechanical fortune-teller. This kind of think has happened so many times to me over the years. I wonder if I am seeing the future or causing the failure by thinking about it. That’s the big question. If the latter is the case, I need to stop thinking about things. Once again I’ve proven that Thinking Is Bad.