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I have a craftsman...

I have a craftsman riding mower with 18.5 hp engine. Bought a new battery but will not crank unless I put charger on it.

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

Boughht this mower in 2004 but has not been used very much It has 3000 on the side of mower.

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

Yes

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

When I put charger on battery it will start and runs very well . I am on the second battery and does the same thing.

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Technician: Wayne, Engine Rebuilder replied 3 months ago
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Hi, I’m Wayne.

I will be assisting you with this issue today.

What you are describing is a poor connection

on the battery cables positive and ground

remove the cables at starter and sand clean

do the same thing on the ground to the frame and

to the engine

I hope this helps you

Wayne

My goal is to give you the best experience possible.

I hope that I have earned a 5-star rating

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If you need more assistance, please use the reply box and let me know.​

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Technician: Wayne, Engine Rebuilder replied 3 months ago

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