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April 30,2010 I ordered and replaced the starter on my 18.5…

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April 30,2010 I ordered and...
April 30,2010 I ordered and replaced the starter on my 18.5 craftsmans riding mower, model #917.273821. The starter has to be replaced again. Why has this starter gone bad? Could that have been a faulty starter?
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Technician: Curtis B., Technician replied 8 years ago
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What happened to the original, what has happened to this one? The starter should last for years. Is the motor going out, or the drive gear stripping?
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Customer reply replied 8 years ago
<p>The mower has been working-last week when I went to  use it yeasterday it would not start. After testing the starter was found to be the problem.</p>
Technician: Curtis B., Technician replied 8 years ago
So the starter is getting power, but won't turn the engine? Is the battery strong with good voltage. Low voltage kills starters. I would hate to see you have to go through this again.
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Customer reply replied 8 years ago
The battery was replaced when it was serviced in April. It is the starter -thus I feel it is faulty.
Technician: Curtis B., Technician replied 8 years ago
Ok, it could be faulty but you always wonder when you have two failures as to what is the rest of the story. Have a good day.
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