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I have a Ariens Model A19H42 lawn tractor ... well my

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Hi I have a Ariens Model A19H42 lawn tractor ... well my brother in law was cutting grass ran over a thick patch and stalled it out ... now it won't start . I've made sure the blades are clear and the mower deck is shut off park brake on and in neutral.... is there something else I'm missing ? I've had it for 4 years now and has never let me down always started in the spring with no problem
Submitted: 4 months ago.
Category: Small Engine
Expert:  Wayne replied 4 months ago.

HI I'm Wayne

I will help you with this

do you have spark at the plug ???

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
very good spark actually
Customer: replied 4 months ago.
Sorry normally yes ... but right now it won't even turn over ... it stalled and won't turn over
Customer: replied 4 months ago.
Battery is fully charged
Customer: replied 4 months ago.
Hello ??
Expert:  Wayne replied 4 months ago.


Ok under the mower is a pto switch , make sure the wires did not get pulled fro the Clutch or switch

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
The wires look a good and the clutch spins freely .... with the key on and the mower switch pulled the clutch won't spin so that's working properly
Expert:  Wayne replied 4 months ago.

Thank you for that

next thing to do is , check your fuses

the have key on in neutral, and jump the starter

it should start

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
OK I can't seem to find any fuses lol where are the located
Expert:  Wayne replied 4 months ago.


They are usually around the battery

or in the engine compartment

make sure you also do the starter jump, small terminal to big battery terminal

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
K I'll give that a try
Customer: replied 4 months ago.
Fuze is good and jumped the starter and still nothing !!
Expert:  Wayne replied 4 months ago.


Sorry for the delay,

if it does not crank over jumping starter

you have no battery voltage, or a wire broke off

it must crank doing this , or like I said no battery , or broken wire

what is the voltage on the starter terminal bid wire

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
No worries ... I had to leave home ... I'm a trucker and I had 7000 chicken to haul this evening .... I'll check as soon as I'm home thank you for getting back to me
Expert:  Wayne replied 4 months ago.


Again sorry for delay

My Grandson is going into Army , Tuesday, son took us out for dinner

I a a 1970 Vet , we are having a party for him tomorrow

so I will be hit and miss, but will get back to you

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
Oh wow .... congrats to u both .... sounds great thank u
Expert:  Wayne replied 4 months ago.

Thank you

Expert:  Wayne replied 4 months ago.


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