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I have a TB 280 ES. I charged the battery yesterday, but…

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I have a TB...

I have a TB 280 ES. I charged the battery yesterday, but when I tried to start it today, all I got was a click; no turnover. It has oil, gas, spark plug wire attached.

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

Does this model have a fuel shut-off valve? I can't find it in relation to the B&S manual.

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

If I can find the valve....

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

It's brand new. the manual says move the shut-off valve, if equipped....

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Technician: Curtis B., Technician replied 2 months ago
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Customer reply replied 2 months ago
OK. I've looked to see if there is a fuel shut-off, a throttle control, or a stop switch; I find none of those. Everything appears to me to be ready to go, but it won't start. It sounds like the electric start is engaging, but engine is not.
Technician: Curtis B., Technician replied 2 months ago

Does it have pull rope option? Remove the spark plug wire, and tip the mower up, and see if you can turn the blade 360 degrees. If not, remove the spark plug and see if it has liquid on top of the piston, the starter should spin the engine with plug removed,

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Customer reply replied 2 months ago
OK; give me a few minutes.
Technician: Curtis B., Technician replied 2 months ago

OK>

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Customer reply replied 2 months ago
AAH HELL!! I hadnt extended the handle out from the mower housing. It's running fine now.
Technician: Curtis B., Technician replied 2 months ago

!! Have a nice day!

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Customer reply replied 2 months ago
Thanks; you too....
Technician: Curtis B., Technician replied 2 months ago

Use the 5-star rating system to close the question

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Technician: Curtis B., Technician replied 2 months ago

I see the question is still open.??

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