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Curtis B.
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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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John Deere l130 won't start, clicks and sometimes grinds when

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John Deere l130 won't start, clicks and sometimes grinds when trying to start
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Small Engine
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.
What is battery voltage? Has to be above 12.5 volts. And cannot drop below 8 volts when key is turned to start? If you remove spark plugs will engine spin?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Brand new battery and I will pull plugs and try and rotate
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.
OK, Kohler CV23 engine?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Will check and get back
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.
OK>
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Yes sir, command 23
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.
Did you get the plugs out?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Yes and no change in behavior with plugs in or out
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.
Voltmeter? What is battery voltage when you try the starter?
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.
Can you turn engine easily by hand?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Not sure how to turn motor by hand and voltage is good.
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.
The flywheel cover can be turned, or the cover removed to get to the flywheel nut. And need tp know what the voltage drops to when starter is engaged.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Ok
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.
If engine turns easily by hand, and battery drops no more than 8 volts, the starter is bad.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Ok I'll check that I the morning sir.
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.
Thanks! Good night.