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Donald, Small Engine Technician
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Experience:  I have 25+ years of experience repairing 2 & 4 cycle engines
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I have a cub cadet 1554 that will not turn over JA: I'll do

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I have a cub cadet 1554 that will not turn over
JA: I'll do all I can to help. Tell me a bit more about what's going on so we can help you best.
Customer: got to where it wouldn't restat once hot, not will not start at all,
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Customer: mo
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Customer: no
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Small Engine
Expert:  Donald replied 1 year ago.
Hello. Thank you for choosing Just answer. My name is***** will be happy to assist you. I would like to confirm something. Are you saying that your engine will spin, but will not start up and run?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
It tries spinning, but will only go about 1/4 turn
Expert:  Donald replied 1 year ago.
Thanks for your reply. Is now a good time for you and I to do some troubleshooting?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I can
Expert:  Donald replied 1 year ago.
Do you have a multimeter? What brand is your engine? Kohler?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Kohler courage 27. No multimeter here right now
Expert:  Donald replied 1 year ago.
Can you give me a minute to check something for you?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Ok
Expert:  Donald replied 1 year ago.
The first thing you and I need to determine, is if your battery is fully charge, and if your starter is ok.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
New battery. Best way to check starter?
Expert:  Donald replied 1 year ago.
Battery new. Remove one of your spark plugs, then check to see if your engine will spin freely. If not, then remove both of them, then re-try cranking your engine.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I just hooked up my portable battery and it jumped started. I killed it and tried restarting, will not start without jump
Expert:  Donald replied 1 year ago.
Did your engine start easy when you was using your portable battery?
Expert:  Donald replied 1 year ago.
This leads me to believe that either your new battery is at fault, or your valves are out of adjustment.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Took a few times to finally turn over. Ran good and strong until I turned it off
Expert:  Donald replied 1 year ago.
Are you saying it took a few times, when using your portable battery?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Been a few weeks since actually started though. Lots of rain here
Expert:  Donald replied 1 year ago.
Thanks for confirming. Are you familiar with adjusting your valves?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
No I am not
Expert:  Donald replied 1 year ago.
I do believe that your valves are the source of our problem. Is this something you are willing to try?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Sure. But can't do tonight. Just built my place and no working lights outside now. So would have to do by flashlight
Expert:  Donald replied 1 year ago.
I will attach a link to a free service manual for you. Look it over, and we can continue tomorrow.
Expert:  Donald replied 1 year ago.
Service Manual - Click Here
Expert:  Donald replied 1 year ago.
Let me know if it download for you.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Sounds great. Thank you
Expert:  Donald replied 1 year ago.
You are very welcome!
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Very helpful. Ran out of time. Will try and finish early next week. Working all weekend.
Expert:  Donald replied 1 year ago.
No problem. I do hope all goes well for you.