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Donald, Small Engine Technician
Category: Small Engine
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Experience:  I have 25+ years of experience repairing 2 & 4 cycle engines
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I have a new 60" swisher pull behind mower. Battery full

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I have a new 60" swisher pull behind mower. Battery full charge, switch is "on", choke on, turn key to start and nothing. If i force jump it to the starter, motor will turn, and sometimes start. suggestions
JA: Do you have fuel in the tank? If so, is the shut-off valve open and the fuel clean?
Customer: Yes
JA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?
Customer: yes
JA: Anything else we should know to help you best?
Customer: i am trying the simple trouble shooting before i take it back, still under warrenty
Submitted: 8 months ago.
Category: Small Engine
Expert:  Donald replied 8 months ago.

Hello. Thank you for choosing Just Answer. My name is***** will be happy to assist you.

Expert:  Donald replied 8 months ago.

How long have you owned your mower? What brand is your engine?

Expert:  Donald replied 8 months ago.

Check to see if your fuse is blown.

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
6 months, Briggs.No visible fusse
Expert:  Donald replied 8 months ago.

Thank for your reply. I have a diagram that shows the location of your fuse. On Swisher mowers, with Briggs and Stratton engines, the fuse in inline, on a wire that attaches to your starter solenoid.

Expert:  Donald replied 8 months ago.

Please take a look at the image below.

Expert:  Donald replied 8 months ago.

Locate your solenoid first. A large red cable goes directly from the positive side of your battery, to one of your solenoid posts. A small wire, with your fuse, with be attached, along with the large red cable.

Expert:  Donald replied 8 months ago.

You and I can continue from here. Thanks again!