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My cubcadet ltx 1040 mower will not turn over when trying to

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my cubcadet ltx 1040 mower will not turn over when trying to start
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. How long has it been since your engine last started up and continue to run to your satisfaction?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
at least 3 or 4 months
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
when I turn the key nothing happens it won't turn over at all.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
hello is anyone there?
Expert:  Donald replied 1 year ago.

Thank you for this information. Have you checked for a blown fuse?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
how do I go about that?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I guess battery wasn't charged enough it turns over but wont stay on.
Expert:  Donald replied 1 year ago.

Are you saying that your battery power is low?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Expert:  Donald replied 1 year ago.

I would like to confirm something. When you attempt to start your engine, your engine will spin, but will not continue to run???

Expert:  Donald replied 1 year ago.

How old is the gas you are using?

Expert:  Donald replied 1 year ago.

These are only troubleshooting questions. Make sure your battery is fully charged, and will maintain a full charge. If you have some carburetor cleaner in a can (preferably), or some starting fluid, spray a small burst directly into your carburetor, to see if your engine will start up and run briefly.

Expert:  Donald replied 1 year ago.

If so, then your ignition is ok, and our problem is carburetor/fuel related.

Expert:  Donald replied 1 year ago.

Keep in mind that if your fuel is older than thirty days, and was not stabilized, it will turn stale. Stale fuel will turn to gum and varnish, and contaminate your carburetor, and also clog the small jets, and fuel passages inside your carburetor.

Expert:  Donald replied 1 year ago.

We can continue from here. Thanks!