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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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I have a cordless mower-v36. The battery is fully charged

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I have a cordless mower-v36. The battery is fully charged and yet the mower won't start. When I push in the orange button and pull the bar back I get a snapping sound.
JA: Do you have fuel in the tank? If so, is the shut-off valve open and the fuel clean?
Customer: the mower is battery powered.
JA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?
Customer: Maybe
JA: Anything else we should know to help you best?
Customer: Don't think so
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Submitted: 5 months ago.
Category: Small Engine
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 5 months ago.

Where is snapping sound? at switch area, or motor area? Like a spark snap. like a wire shorted? 36 volts can make quite a spark.

Customer: replied 5 months ago.
At the switch area and no, not a spark snap. It's more like plastic snapping.
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 5 months ago.

! Likely the handle switch is slipping and not turning on the switch. I suspect broken switch. Unplug the battery before taking the handle apart.

Customer: replied 5 months ago.
I'm sure you're correct.....broken switch. And since I don't have a replacement in hand, I'll decline your offer for live phone call. Thanks for your help.
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 5 months ago.

Thank you. Please rate to close and get me credit.