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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 was about to mow with my Dad's Bad Boy zt elite. When I t

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I was about to mow with my Dad's Bad Boy zt elite. When I hit the starter the gear just spins and doesn't engage the motor. The mower was otherwise running fine before this happened. Do you have any tips?
JA: What's the make and model of the mower? And can you guesstimate how old it is?
Customer: Bad Boy ZT Elite 2014 model.
JA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?
Customer: I could, yes.
JA: Anything else we should know to help you best?
Customer: No, that's about it:)
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Small Engine
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.

Battery may be weak and does not have enough voltage to throw the gear into the flywheel. When was mower last used?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I drove the mower over to wash off some gasoline after toping off the tank. After doing so when I went to start it up again the starter would not engage.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Any tips?
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.

Check the battery cables and terminals, or try jump starting, to see if it is just low battery.