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Experience:  Certified Small Engine Technician
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Starter will not turn over motor. Replaced batter and

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Starter will not turn over motor. Replaced batter and starter. Have at repair place and they think it is a bent crank shaft. Motor will start and run if I "play with it" NO oil leaks Model 21000 20 HP Internet said to adj valves...
JA: Do you have fuel in the tank? If so, is the shut-off valve open and the fuel clean?
Customer: Motor will run if i play with key and starter and manually reposition fly wheel
JA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?
Customer: Mower is at repair place now. They think it is a bent crank shaft.????
JA: Anything else we should know to help you best?
Customer: If I play with motor I can get it started
Submitted: 1 month ago.
Category: Small Engine
Expert:  JON replied 1 month ago.
Follow the red wire from the battery to the starter solenoid jump me to post on the starter solenoid and see if engine will turn over
Expert:  JON replied 1 month ago.
A bent crankshaft is something you hardly ever see on this type of machine
Expert:  JON replied 1 month ago.
What happens when you turn the key?