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I will need to ask you some troubleshooting questions as we go.
Do you still have to use jumper cables, even when your battery was new?
You stated that your engine turns over a lot, before it starts up. Have you tried spraying a small burst of carburetor cleaner, or starting fluid, directly into your carburetor, to see if your engine will start up a little quicker?
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Thank you for this information. I would like to confirm something. Are you saying that your engine will start right up, as long as your battery is fully charged?
Do you have any carburetor cleaner in a can, or starting fluid?
The reason I asked, is because I am wondering if your engine will start right up, if you sprayed your carburetor directly, or primed it with a small amount of gas?
I would like for you to check something, when you have a chance.
I would like for you to remove your air filter cover, and your air filter. After you remove these parts, check to see if your choke is fully closing.
Even with full choke, is your engine still hard to start? Do your battery go flat, only when you are attempting to start your engine, or does it go flat while you are out mowing?
These are only troubleshooting questions ...
As far as your hard starting issues, your carburetor may need a really good cleaning, but I would double check your choke first. Although your choke lever is in full choke position, does not mean that the choke valve/butterfly on your carburetor is fully closed.
As far as your battery failure is concerned, you may have a short causing your battery to drain, when you are not using your mower.
When you get an opportunity, purchase a can of carburetor cleaner. We can use it to help troubleshoot our problem.
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