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Donald, Small Engine Technician
Category: Small Engine
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DYT4000 WILL NOT START. New battery makes no difference.

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DYT4000 WILL NOT START. New battery makes no difference. Barely turns over when key is turned in the ignition. Checked fuse and disconnected connections at starter and solenoid cleaned terminals and no change. Removed brand new spark plug turned ingition and it freely cranked. What to do?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Small Engine
Expert:  Donald replied 1 year ago.

Hello, and thank you for choosing Just Answer. My name is***** will be happy to assist you, if you are still in need of help. I will need to ask you some troubleshooting questions as we go.

Expert:  Donald replied 1 year ago.

Many times if your engine will crank freely without your spark plug inserted, but barely turns, when your spark plug is re-inserted, is an indication that either your valves are out of adjustment, your compression release is faulty, or you have excessive fuel inside your combustion chamber.

Expert:  Donald replied 1 year ago.

Most DYT4000 mower came with Briggs & Stratton engines. Is your engine a Briggs & Stratton? If so, what are your model and type numbers?

Expert:  Donald replied 1 year ago.

We can continue from here. Thanks!