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Donald, Small Engine Technician
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I have a John Deere z445 with a Briggs 27hp cyclonic

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I have a John Deere z445 with a Briggs 27hp cyclonic engineThe engine cranks for 30-60 second every time you start it. Sometimes runs he battery down before it starts. It has been like this since new but is now our of warranty. I need help.

Hello. Thank you for choosing Just answer. My name is***** will be happy to assist you. Will your engine continue to run, after it start up?

This is only a troubleshooting question.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
it runs. What do you mean with your last response?

I am back with you. The reason I asked if your engine will continue to run, is because many times when this problem occurs, it is due to your choke not fully closing.

Although your choke lever is in full choke position, the choke valve on your carburetor could be partially open.

Do you have some carburetor cleaner in a can, or starting fluid?

If so, spray a small burst directly into your carburetor, to see if your engine will start up immediately. If your engine does start up immediately and run, then it is very likely that your choke is the source of our problem.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
You and I had a question open earlier this month and you dropped out of the question. We went through all of this then.
It starts with starting fluid.
But the cable is properly installed and the choke will close no further on the carb.I can't think of what else it could be.

Yes, I remember our discussion from back in April. In your initial question, I requested the model, type, and code numbers for your engine. Can you get these numbers for me? I would like to pull up a diagram of your specific engine. I am willing to work with you, until we figure out what is causing our problem. Your satisfaction is very important to me.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I attached a pic to the question

Awesome! Thanks, ***** ***** the picture now. I am away from my computer at the moment. When I return, I will let you know, and we can continue from here.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.

I am back. I would like for you to try something, as a part of a process of elimination, just to be sure.

Loosen your choke cable, then manually apply your choke. I still feel that your choke is not fully closing.

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