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Having issue with starting mower. Craftsman LT2000 about 3

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having issue with starting mower. Craftsman LT2000 about 3 years old,
Just replaced battery started first time well, now have various issues. Battery cables getting very hot, if ti does start then runs for a bit and cuts off. Have removed battery cable while running and it stays running. but then dies not long after and won't fire up again. i think the battery is getting drained quickly also. Any pointers would be good.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Small Engine
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.

Battery cables getting hot is sign of starter problem, or an engine too hard to turn. Do you have a voltmeter to test the battery voltage before trying to start, and while turning key to start?