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Experience:  have worked on and around most engine models for 35 yrs./Polaris ATV expert
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My riding lawn mower will not start . it will make make the

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My riding lawn mower will not start . it will make make the cranking noise but not start . The battery was replaced but still not hel[ping . I have tried charging the battery thinking it may not be good but that does not help . Ideas ?
Submitted: 8 months ago.
Category: Small Engine
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 8 months ago.
Explain , is the engine spinning? Or you just get starter not moving engine? Engine make and model? Is the gear on the starter maybe stripped? Briggs engine uses a plastic gear that can be damaged or broken.??
Customer: replied 8 months ago.
Model###-##-####Craftsman LT1000 . Engine is moving
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 8 months ago.
When did it last run? If you remove the spark plug and ground it, do you have spark?
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 8 months ago.
Briggs 31C707-0230-E1 engine?
Customer: replied 8 months ago.
It ran about week ago after I bought new battery . I had to charge the battery to get it started even though it was new . When I turn the key on the needle for power goes a little below the middle reading if that means anything ? Maybe I bought a bad battery ?
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 8 months ago.
Have you removed spark plug to see if there may be fluid on top of the piston?
Customer: replied 8 months ago.
No sir I do not have the tool for that
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 8 months ago.
Battery may be dead, if the charging system was not working. Do you have a battery charger?
Customer: replied 8 months ago.
I do
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 8 months ago.
I would put it on charge tonight and try it tommorow.
Customer: replied 8 months ago.
Thanks
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 8 months ago.
Thank you!