Small Engine

Small Engine Troubleshooting Problems? Ask a Mechanic Now.

Ask an Expert,
Get an Answer ASAP!

I have a Cub Cadet LTX1046 riding mower...it won't start…

Customer Question
I have a Cub...

I have a Cub Cadet LTX1046 riding mower...it won't start without a jump--I have replaced the battery--what next?

Mechanic's Assistant: Do you have fuel in the tank? If so, is the shut-off valve open and the fuel clean?

I have fuel in the tank--fuel should be clean--how can I tell?

Mechanic's Assistant: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?

I was hoping to do it myself and save the $400 or so

Mechanic's Assistant: Anything else we should know to help you best?

I am a novice--there isn't really any reason it doesn't work--only 41.5 hours

Submitted: 11 months ago.Category: Small Engine
Show More
Show Less
Ask Your Own Small Engine Question
Answered in 23 minutes by:
9/11/2017
Technician: JON, Small Engine Technician replied 11 months ago
JON
JON, Small Engine Technician
Category: Small Engine
Satisfied Customers: 1,872
Experience: Certified Small Engine Technician
Verified
How are you jumping machine?
Ask Your Own Small Engine Question
Customer reply replied 11 months ago
okay
you?
Technician: JON, Small Engine Technician replied 11 months ago
Are you jumping the solenoid or jumper cables to the battery
Ask Your Own Small Engine Question
Customer reply replied 11 months ago
The battery. --Should I try the solenoid?
Technician: JON, Small Engine Technician replied 11 months ago
If you are able to jump the battery in it start that leads me to believe it is a battery issue but you stated you had a brand new battery. Check current voltage of the battery with a voltmeter. Also check the ground wire and make sure it is tightened down good and on bare metal
Ask Your Own Small Engine Question
Customer reply replied 11 months ago
Okay. I will check when I get home later this week. Had some time to kill in the airport. Will let you know how that goes.
Technician: JON, Small Engine Technician replied 11 months ago
No problem. Let me know if you need anything else as I am here for you.
Please remember to rate me as I strive to do my best and your rating helps me to achieve this
Ask Your Own Small Engine Question
Was this answer helpful?

How JustAnswer works

step-image
Describe your issueThe assistant will guide you
step-image
Chat 1:1 with a technicianLicensed Experts are available 24/7
step-image
100% satisfaction guaranteeGet all the answers you need
Ask JON Your Own Question
JON
JON
JON, Small Engine Technician
Category: Small Engine
Satisfied Customers: 1,872
1,872 Satisfied Customers
Experience: Certified Small Engine Technician

JON is online now

A new question is answered every 9 seconds

How JustAnswer works:

  • Ask an ExpertExperts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional AnswerVia email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction GuaranteeRate the answer you receive.

JustAnswer in the News:

Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.

What Customers are Saying:

You did one super job of explaining to me everything there is to know about this fridge. I'm looking forward to asking you questions in the future.

JimmyBagley, IA

Wonderful service, prompt, efficient, and accurate. Couldn't have asked for more. I cannot thank you enough for your help.

Mary C.Freshfield, Liverpool, UK

This expert is wonderful. They truly know what they are talking about, and they actually care about you. They really helped put my nerves at ease. Thank you so much!!!!

AlexLos Angeles, CA

Thank you for all your help. It is nice to know that this service is here for people like myself, who need answers fast and are not sure who to consult.

GPHesperia, CA

I couldn't be more satisfied! This is the site I will always come to when I need a second opinion.

JustinKernersville, NC

Just let me say that this encounter has been entirely professional and most helpful. I liked that I could ask additional questions and get answered in a very short turn around.

EstherWoodstock, NY

Thank you so much for taking your time and knowledge to support my concerns. Not only did you answer my questions, you even took it a step further with replying with more pertinent information I needed to know.

RobinElkton, Maryland

< Previous | Next >

Meet the Experts:

Curtis B.

Curtis B.

Technician

15,517 satisfied customers

have worked on and around most engine models for 35 yrs./Polaris ATV expert

Rick

Rick

Factory Authorized Trainer

4,218 satisfied customers

Outdoor Power Equipment technical trainer since 1990, covering eight states.

Jon K.

Jon K.

Small Engine Diagnostic Expert

2,995 satisfied customers

Gold certified Stihl tech, Service Manager for a rental/repair shop.Certified in most small engines

James W

James W

Small Engine Troubleshooting Expert

2,986 satisfied customers

7 years as Mechanic & Parts Manager for Brother who has Owned Lawn & Garden Repair shop for 35 years

Vince O.

Vince O.

Small Engine Technician

2,927 satisfied customers

Over 30 years experience repairing lawn and garden equipment. Chainsaws, mowers,blowers and trimmers

Wayne

Wayne

Engine Rebuilder

2,041 satisfied customers

many years on egine rebuilding, lawn mower,roto tiller,Truck,and small engines

RUSS

RUSS

SERVICE TECHNICIAN

1,723 satisfied customers

28 YEAR SERVICE TECHNICIAN

< Previous | Next >

Related Small Engine Questions
I have Cub Cadet riding lawn mower. LTX1046. The belt for
I have Cub Cadet riding lawn mower. LTX1046. The belt for the blades slips. I put new belt on and still slips. Is there an adjustment got tensioner or another cause?… read more
JON
JON
Small Engine Technician
MASTER SERVICE TECHNICIAN
1,872 satisfied customers
I have a cub cadet GT 2100 lawn tractor. Can't seem to be
I have a cub cadet GT 2100 lawn tractor. Can't seem to be able to pour gas in the tank. Spout fills up yet the tank appears to be empty tractor runs for a few minutes then runs out of gas. Think filler spout is plugged ? Any easy fix? … read more
Curtis B.
Curtis B.
Technician
Associate Degree
15,517 satisfied customers
I bought a club caadet riding mower saturday and everything
I bought a club caadet riding mower saturday and everything went fine for 2 hours of mowing in the afternoon but today I put gas in it and the gas keeps leaking out (fast) from the opening where I put… read more
Curtis B.
Curtis B.
Technician
Associate Degree
15,517 satisfied customers
While mowing the engine begin to cut out as if running out
while mowing the engine begin to cut out as if running out of gas. there was gas in tank, then the blades stopped turning as if the control was pushed down. After stopping the engine now it will not s… read more
Curtis B.
Curtis B.
Technician
Associate Degree
15,517 satisfied customers
Cub Cadet Force Z 48" mower. Won't start, replaced battery,
Cub Cadet Force Z 48" mower. Won't start, replaced battery, sounds as if starter maybe grinding. How often does starter go bad? … read more
JON
JON
Small Engine Technician
MASTER SERVICE TECHNICIAN
1,872 satisfied customers
Cub cadet riding mower will not start--battery good; put in
Cub cadet riding mower will not start--battery good; put in a new fuse; lights work. No cranking at all. Ideas … read more
JON
JON
Small Engine Technician
MASTER SERVICE TECHNICIAN
1,872 satisfied customers
My riding mower won't move. Starts n runs fine... Yes, Yes,
My riding mower won't move. Starts n runs fine... 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? Cust… read more
Curtis B.
Curtis B.
Technician
Associate Degree
15,517 satisfied customers
I have a SRC 621 6.5hp walk behind mower. After I prime it,
i have a SRC 621 6.5hp walk behind mower. After I prime it, it starts with pull. But then stops. Re-prime and starts right up every time. Just won't stay running… read more
Curtis B.
Curtis B.
Technician
Associate Degree
15,517 satisfied customers
Older Cub cadet M60 tank (~2001) - PTO switch clutch
Older Cub cadet M60 tank (~2001) - PTO switch for electric clutch replaced twice and counting - coil on electric clutch measures 1 ohm, 14.25 volts (has a voltage amplifier due to failure to start wit… read more
Curtis B.
Curtis B.
Technician
Associate Degree
15,517 satisfied customers
My Cub Cadet riding lawn mower won't start. The battery is
My Cub Cadet riding lawn mower won't start. The battery is fully charged and 1 yr old. When I turn the key a clicking sound can be heard.… read more
Briggs-Fan
Briggs-Fan
1,278 satisfied customers
I have a Cub Cadet LGT 1054 and the problem is that the
Hi I have a Cub Cadet LGT 1054 and the problem is that the mower deck drive blet keeps jumping off when you put it on a setting lower than 9… read more
Curtis B.
Curtis B.
Technician
Associate Degree
15,517 satisfied customers
Z48 Cub Cadet (circa 2000). Won't go. Engine runs fine. The
Z48 Cub Cadet (circa 2000). Won't go. Engine runs fine. The drive belt (?) is loose, but new, cannot be tightened further. Hydraulic issue? Would move slowly, but after sitting for a few months, nada.… read more
Curtis B.
Curtis B.
Technician
Associate Degree
15,517 satisfied customers
Part of my yard is inside a fence Read more: http://www.justanswer.co
Part of my yard is inside a fence w/ a 48" gate. Can I lift the Enduro discharge chute easily to get through the gate opening.… read more
Curtis B.
Curtis B.
Technician
Associate Degree
15,517 satisfied customers
Left about 1/3 tank of fuel all winter in my cub cadet riding
Left about 1/3 tank of fuel all winter in my cub cadet riding mower and it turns over but won't start. feels like battery is not fully charged what should i do?… read more
Rick
Rick
Factory Authorized Trainer
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
4,218 satisfied customers
cub cadet self propelled mower starts up fine runs for about
cub cadet self propelled mower starts up fine runs for about 5 min. then dies. Will start again after several pulls then dies again 4-5 min. later… read more
ProjectDog
ProjectDog
46 satisfied customers
I have a cub cadet riding mower with a 20 hp kohler motor.
I have a cub cadet riding mower with a 20 hp kohler motor. At first the mower would not start and now the motor will not start. It has spark, the fuel seems to be getting to the carb.It turns over but… read more
ranwell1
ranwell1
CEO
High School or GED
5,039 satisfied customers
How do i drain the fuel out of my Cub Cadet i1046 riding mower
How do i drain the fuel out of my Cub Cadet i1046 riding mower? I have disconnected the lines on either side of the fuel filter and no gas comes out. There is a full tank, which i put stabil in last f… read more
Curtis B.
Curtis B.
Technician
Associate Degree
15,517 satisfied customers
We have 2 gas push mowers, a cub cadet 173cc with an mtd engine
We have 2 gas push mowers, a cub cadet 173cc with an mtd engine which was top rated in consumers report and a cheap $99 yard machine mtd model 11a. The cub cadet will not start initially sometimes, wh… read more
cameronsmallengines
cameronsmallengines
Small Engine Service Technician
High School or GED
217 satisfied customers
Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Show MoreShow Less

Ask Your Question

x