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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 recently purchased a new starter motor for my

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I have recently purchased a new starter motor for my Craftsman lawn mower model #247.288820. After approx 10 hrs. of running I am unable to start the engine. How do I check the starter motor to see if it is ok?
Submitted: 3 months ago.
Category: Small Engine
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 3 months ago.

You can jump directly to the starter with jumper cables, negative to the engine base, posiitve to the terminal on the start. Engine should spin if starter is good.