This is the second time I have encountered this. I run out of gas, pour a gallon or two in the tank, and kill the battery trying to get it to start. This isn't frequent mind you, last time this happened was middle of last year.
I have recharged the battery for an round of trying to get it to start. I used some starter fluid in the carb but don't even get a chug attempting to start. Last time I was in this pickle, GD was out helping getting it started and discovered bad spark cables after I had replaced the fuel filter at the tank. Replaced then, bit of starter fluid and fired up with little coaxing. The cables could not be bad again, I checked.
Since this is the second time, was sort of side affects of running out of gas causes? I really didn't even run out of gas this time, I stalled taking off in an incline but must have low enough to cause this.
I am leaning toward electrical problems but why it rears it's head whenever I happen to run out of gas is baffling. What sort of troubleshooting should I attempt? Can I get a voltage reading from the solenoid with the key in the "on" position and work my way from there?