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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: 10 months ago.
Category: Small Engine
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 10 months 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 10 months ago.
Brand new battery and I will pull plugs and try and rotate
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 10 months ago.
OK, Kohler CV23 engine?
Customer: replied 10 months ago.
Will check and get back
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 10 months ago.
OK>
Customer: replied 10 months ago.
Yes sir, command 23
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 10 months ago.
Did you get the plugs out?
Customer: replied 10 months ago.
Yes and no change in behavior with plugs in or out
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 10 months ago.
Voltmeter? What is battery voltage when you try the starter?
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 10 months ago.
Can you turn engine easily by hand?
Customer: replied 10 months ago.
Not sure how to turn motor by hand and voltage is good.
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 10 months 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 10 months ago.
Ok
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 10 months ago.
If engine turns easily by hand, and battery drops no more than 8 volts, the starter is bad.
Customer: replied 10 months ago.
Ok I'll check that I the morning sir.
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 10 months ago.
Thanks! Good night.