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Experience:  have worked on and around most engine models for 35 yrs./Polaris ATV expert
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I have a zero turn ariens 14.5 hr. 500cc that will not

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I have a zero turn ariens 14.5 hr. 500cc that will not start. It just died while I was mowing. I changed the plug and it is getting fire. The fuel pump is working. I even tried starter fluid and it will not fire. I have compression. Could timing be off????
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Small Engine
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 10 months ago.

What engine is this, Single cylinder Briggs/ Check the valves under the OHV cover. valves may not be opening!

Expert:  Curtis B. replied 10 months ago.

If you have spark, and it will not fire on starting fluid, and the valves are working, then I would check the timing key between the flywheel and the crankshaft/