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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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My zero turn won't start. JA: I'll do all I can to help.

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My zero turn won't start.
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Customer: It just clicks or starts to wind but not fully turn over
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Customer: The battery is good & charged
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Submitted: 6 months ago.
Category: Small Engine
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 6 months ago.
Do you have voltmeter to test battery voltage when key is turned to start? What Is the engine model number?
Customer: replied 6 months ago.
Husqvarna model###-##-####
Customer: replied 6 months ago.
We changed the battery to a brand new one & it still won't start
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 6 months ago.
Mower model does not identify the engine. Do you have the voltmeter reading?
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 6 months ago.
If you remove spark plug/plugs will starter spin engine?
Customer: replied 6 months ago.
No I do not. We tried jumping it and that didn't work either.
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 6 months ago.
Remove spark plugs and see if it will spin.
Customer: replied 6 months ago.
Ok hang on
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 6 months ago.
OK>
Customer: replied 6 months ago.
It does spin not fully it does a half to 3/4 spin before it clicks
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 6 months ago.
Rapid clicking?
Customer: replied 6 months ago.
No
Customer: replied 6 months ago.
Most of the time it just clicks once and won't even spin or try to turn over
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 6 months ago.
can engine be turned full circle with wrench on the flywheel nut or the screen on top? When did engine last run?
Customer: replied 6 months ago.
If you hold the key to the start position it will eventually try to spin but not quick like it should.
Customer: replied 6 months ago.
I was mowing with it today for about 10 minutes & I had to shut it off because it was acting like it was losing power. After I shut it off it hasn't started since
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 6 months ago.
Engine full of oil? Not trying to lock up.??
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 6 months ago.
What engine is this? Briggs single cylinder or a twin Briggs or Kohler?
Customer: replied 6 months ago.
Oil is good. Doesn't seem to be trying to lock up
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 6 months ago.
Can you turn it full circle?
Customer: replied 6 months ago.
Hang on it takes a few minutes to get the cover etc off
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 6 months ago.
OK>
Customer: replied 6 months ago.
It does turn a full circle
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 6 months ago.
Can you get to the starter solenoid , where the posiitve battery cable goes to, and jump across the solnoid with old screwdriver to see if engine will spin?
Customer: replied 6 months ago.
Thank you for your help. We are going to take it in to a shop tomorrow.
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 6 months ago.
OK, Please rate to close. I'm thinking bad starter. Thanks.
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 6 months ago.
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