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Category: Small Engine
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Experience:  have worked on and around most engine models for 35 yrs./Polaris ATV expert
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My Deere s82 mower will crank but not start

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my Deere s82 mower will crank but not start
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Small Engine
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.
Welcome to JUST ANSWER small engines, let me try to help you !! If you remove the spark plug and ground it, do you have spark? If you have spark, put teaspoon of fuel into the spark plug hole, re-install the spark plug and see if it will start for a few seconds. If it does, the fuel is not getting through the carburetor.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
How do I ground it
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.
You just put the metal of the spark plug base on the metal of the engine to ground it!
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Ok I have spark put gas in spark plug hole also tried starting fluid in card still cranks good but no start. With starting fluid it stArted to go momrntariy but made a louder clicking noise when cranking
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.
Check the compression .
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Ok just got a tester compression reads zero if I am doing it right
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.
!! No compression? Take probe and feel for the piston in the cylinder. If piston is moving, you likely have a valve that is stuck open. To repair you will need to remove the head.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
How do I take the fly wheel off
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.
http://outdoorpowerinfo.com/repairs/flywheel_removal.asp