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Experience:  have worked on and around most engine models for 35 yrs./Polaris ATV expert
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My troy built zero turn with Kohler engine at start sounded

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My troy built zero turn with Kohler engine at start sounded like I had lost some of the starter motor teeth but starts anyway. after several start and stop episodes repeating the sound, until lastly the sound was a complete rashing of teeth sound and no start. Removing the stater showed all gear teeth in tact, therefor the sound was evidently some other engine fault failure What's my problem and what do I do
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Small Engine
Expert:  Briggs-Fan replied 1 year ago.

Hi my name is ***** ***** welcome to Just Answer. Try removing the spark plug and see if it turns over ok . If so we can start looking at compression issues etc