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Category: Small Engine
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Experience:  have worked on and around most engine models for 35 yrs./Polaris ATV expert
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I have a cub cadet series 1000 LT 1050 it wont start or turnover

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I have a cub cadet series 1000 LT 1050 it wont start or turnover I put a voltage tester on the battery and it has 12 volts dc what could the problem be
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Customer: I push in the break pedal turn the key to the start position and the mower does nothing the battery has 12 volts I can jump it off with my truck and it will start and run fine but when I take the jumpers cables off the mower will die
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Small Engine
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.
Are you jumping through the battery?
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.
If you are jumping right at the battery, your battery is bad, All you are reading is the surface voltage, not enough to start the engine.