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I have a JD LX277 mower. My wife was mowing just after dark using the headlights. She was just finishing mowing our 2 acre yard. She said it bogged down a little like she had a bunch of clippings go under the deck at one time. The engine then seemed to choke off. I could not get it to turn the starter over; but the battery is fine and the lights burn bright. There is a slight buzz coming from one of the relays on the electronic board behind the battery. Is the board bad or should I look for another source?
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Technician: Curtis B., Technician replied 3 years ago
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Look for another source! This is AM, it may start right up! Sometimes when unit is hot, it is hard to turn!
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Technician: Curtis B., Technician replied 3 years ago
Check battery voltage and the be sure the pto is off.
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Customer reply replied 3 years ago
i have checked all these things already. It still just lowly buzzes when I try to start. It won't actually even engage the starter.
Technician: Curtis B., Technician replied 3 years ago
What does the battery voltage read?
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Technician: Curtis B., Technician replied 3 years ago
If you follow the positive battery cable to the starter solenoid and jump the solenoid, does engine spin?
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