Bolens Riding Mower Won't Start?

I have a 15yr old Bolens 42" rider. Despite having a new battery, I cannot get it to turn over. Where do I start?

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April 5, 20200 found this helpful

Check spark plugs, starter, battery, ! These 3 items can keep your lawn mower from turning over!

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April 6, 20200 found this helpful

Check spark plugs clean them,check for a dirty air filter,clean or replace.Tap the side of the carburater help the flow of gas.If this does not help you may need to change the fuel filter.

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April 6, 20200 found this helpful

If this is an issue the starter could be the problem. Did you replace the solenoids when you replaced the battery? These normally will need replacing in older mowers and at times the starter will need to be replaced.

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I would check the power the battery is sending to the solenoids and see if you can use a screwdriver to jump start the mower.

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April 10, 20200 found this helpful

Sometimes after 'setting' up for a while gas could be corrupted with sludge if it was not drained or an additive added and it will clog up your carburetor.
You might want to try using Starting engine fluid as a quick check.
Available at all auto parts stores and most big box stores.

www.homedepot.com/.../204802514

There are numerous things to check but best to try each one in order to see if the problem is corrected before moving on to something else.

Most mowers will be about the same when troubleshooting so you might want to check some of the online sources to see what to try.

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Usually the first things to check is air filter and spark plug. You probably need new ones anyway.

www.thriftyfun.com/tf666549.tip.html

homeguides.sfgate.com/riding-lawn-mower-wont-turn-over...

www.youtube.com/watch?v=A8m88LawN0I

And here is a list of all the things that 'might' go wrong.

www.searspartsdirect.com/.../ridtr04

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