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JON, Small Engine Technician
Category: Small Engine
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Experience:  Certified Small Engine Technician
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I have a Cub Cadet LTX1046 riding won't start

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I have a Cub Cadet LTX1046 riding won't start without a jump--I have replaced the battery--what next?
JA: Do you have fuel in the tank? If so, is the shut-off valve open and the fuel clean?
Customer: I have fuel in the tank--fuel should be clean--how can I tell?
JA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?
Customer: i was hoping to do it myself and save the $400 or so
JA: Anything else we should know to help you best?
Customer: I am a novice--there isn't really any reason it doesn't work--only 41.5 hours
Submitted: 1 month ago.
Category: Small Engine
Expert:  JON replied 1 month ago.
How are you jumping machine?
Customer: replied 1 month ago.
Expert:  JON replied 1 month ago.
Are you jumping the solenoid or jumper cables to the battery
Customer: replied 1 month ago.
The battery. --Should I try the solenoid?
Expert:  JON replied 1 month 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
Customer: replied 1 month 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.
Expert:  JON replied 1 month ago.
No problem. Let me know if you need anything else as I am here for you.
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