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D110 lawn mower - 2011 model 19.5 HP - will not start.

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D110 lawn mower - 2011 model 19.5 HP - will not start.
Replaced the battery, when you turn the key get a click but nothing else - lights do come on when I turn the key. Check the fuse it is good.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Agriculture and Farm Equipment
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.

Where is the click coming from when you turn key to start?

Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.

Can you manually turn the engine?

Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.

Remove spark plug and see if it turns.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
looks like a solenoid mounted on the side of the engine. Manually turn the engine? I tried to turn it but only goes 1/4 turn - should I go and remove the spark plug and turn it
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.

I would try removing the spark plug, there may be fluid on top of piston.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
removed the spark plug it turns
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
re in stalled spark plug - tried to start no change
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
manually turns with plug installed
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.

Do you have a voltmeter to check battery voltage when key is turned to start?

Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.

When did problem show up, Has it been starting ok?

Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.

This is single cylinder Briggs?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
similar problem last week but it eventually started. that's why I thought it was the battery.
Voltmeter reads 19 - twin cylinders
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
starter does not crank
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.

Starter does not try to turn engine? If so, starter can be bad. But With this engine, if the compression release breaks, compression will be too high and engine will not turn.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I should take it to a shop?
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.

I don't know your skill level. If you can't disassemble the engine. that may be best.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
i was looking to see if there was any other option first - going to send it to the shop.
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.

OK, sorry.