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I have a &s 21 hp mower engine that won’t turn the engine…

I have a b&s...

I have a b&s 21 hp mower engine that won’t turn the engine through the compression cycle. Battery os good, all positive connections were checked and are good solenoid appears OK.

Mechanic's Assistant: What's the make and model of the mower? And can you guesstimate how old it is?

It is a craftsman vet 6000 purchased 2013. All service completed on schedule

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

Yes

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Hi I'm Wayne. I'll be assisting you with this issue today.

If you pull the spark plug out, will it crank over ??

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HI

Thank you for the response

What you are describing is the compression release has broken off

the camshaft, the cam needs to be replaced, sorry to tell you taht

I hope this helps you

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
Do I need to remove the engine or can I disassemble in place to replace the cam?

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Sorry for the delay, In-hospital hip replaced

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OK

No, you do not need to remove the engine, if you can get at the oil pan bolts

sometimes you need to take that off

Wayne

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
Get well soon

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go home tomorrow

Please remember to rate my answer 5-stars

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