Small Engine Troubleshooting Problems? Ask a Mechanic Now.
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The engine is cranking over but just won't start, right? See what happens if you remove the air filter and spray carburetor cleaner or a little bit of fuel into the throat of the carburetor.
Have you checked the fuse in the system to make sure that it is good?
You can remove the fuse and just look at it, normally you can tell if it is blown or not pretty easily when looking at it.
It is normally a spade type fuse which can be seen through to tell if it is broken inside or not.
When you try to start the machine does it do anything at all, any noises?
In order to get into the fuel system it has to enter the fuel tank, unless you are running the machine with the fuel cap off it can't get there.
You have the parking brake locked, both drive levers in the out or neutral position?
Do you have a volt meter or have you had the battery checked?
Grass length should not really affect it, it is harder on the machine to cut but should really not cause you any problems at least not like this.
I want to check the battery voltage, if the battery is fully charged we will see something in the 12.7 - 12.8 volt range, this is VDC.
On the 50 setting it is only going to 10 on your meter? You need to charge the battery it is not fully charged. The battery may actually be bad as well. What happens if you try to start the machine with you meter hooked up and see what the voltage does?
Yes you can jump it from anything else that is 12 volt.
Have you tried to jump the machine to see what happens?
Can you tell me if you are getting any voltage to the small spade terminal on the side of the solenoid?
I will be waiting to hear what you find.
It should be under the seat area.
I am sorry. It looks like your solenoid could be mounted under the right rear of the frame just behind the right rear wheel. It looks to be tucked up under the edge of the frame.