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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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Lawnboy electric start with briggs stratton engine will not

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lawnboy electric start with briggs stratton engine will not start
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Customer: the mower makes a continuous whirring sound but wont turn over
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Customer: worked fine 4 or 5 times this season ...then nothing
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Submitted: 7 months ago.
Category: Small Engine
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 7 months ago.

Is the starter turning the engine, or is the starter just spinning?

Customer: replied 7 months ago.
Just spinning
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 7 months ago.

Starter just spinning, usually is the gear of the starter not meshing with the flywheel. I think you need to remove the starter and look for damage to the starter drive gear. I need the engine model number to see what starter you have and is it battery powered, or 120 volt house current?

Expert:  Curtis B. replied 7 months ago.

did you see my response?