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My riding mower won't start unless I turn fly wheel counter

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My riding mower won't start unless I turn fly wheel counter clock wise
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Small Engine
Expert:  John Oliver replied 1 year ago.

hey tom my name is ***** ***** ill see what I can do to help

so what you are saying is that on your john deere D105 you have to turn the engine counter clockwise and then hit the starter?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
as long as i turn fly wheel it will start
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
When this syarted i heard a pop sound when i tryed to start it
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Expert:  John Oliver replied 1 year ago.

those machines had an issue with valve adjustment. basicly what is happening is the valves are adjusted to tight and not allowing compression to leave the cylinder. so when you hit the starter its trying to overcome all th engines compression without a running start. deere at one time had a warranty fix for this. it may be worth calling your local deere dealer with your serial # and asking what they can do for you. not a hard fix and a pretty simple solution

hope this helps and thank you very much for using JA

Expert:  John Oliver replied 1 year ago.

good morning Thomas, were you able to find resolve with your issue? can I help you out?

Expert:  John Oliver replied 11 months ago.

any luck with this Thomas?