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JohnF2015, Small Engine Technician
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I have an Ariens lawn mower model no: INTEK; 6.75 OHV One

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I have an Ariens lawn mower model no: INTEK; 6.75 OHV
One wheel seems to be stuck; AND THE MOWER WILL NOT START. I would like to have it start by key. Neither of us can do it by manual starter any longer ( old age is a brute!).
I am located in Kennebunk, ME.
P.S. Any help will be greatly and gratefully, appreciated.
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Small Engine
Expert:  JohnF2015 replied 2 years ago.

Hi, my name is***** will be assisting you.

The wheel being stuck is most likely the pinion gear being rusted on the axle so that it will not allow the wheel to spin free. The starting trouble could be several things but I would start with checking the battery to make sure that it is fully charged and holds up good when load tested.