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Victa ride on mower 3012tx. Starter jammed or broken. What

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Victa ride on mower 3012tx. Starter jammed or broken. What next?
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Small Engine
Expert:  machinc replied 11 months ago.
  1. remove the starter from the machine
  2. Check the gear on the starter that engages the flywheel for damaged or missing "teeth"
  3. Check the flywheel for damage
  4. test starter by placing in a vice and connecting the ground wire and touching the positive to the starter post. (Bench test)
  5. Replace gear as needed ( if needed)
  6. If starter will not pass bench test replace starter.
  7. If no problems with starter or starter gear remove spark plug and turn motor by hand. If motor will not turn then it is the problem .