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My 1998 MTD 20hp special edition will not start. It winds over and it has fire and gas. What can be the problem?
Have you checked compression??
I have a stx 38 John Deere that turns over and has gas and fire but won't start up, how can I get it to crank???
If the machine/engine has a lot of hours it might need valve adjustment.
Try valve adjustment
It's got a new starter, battery, and solenoid, and it will crank, but only so far, then the flywheel binds. I can turn it by hand, but it's difficult.
You could have a choke fault or some other causes. Here is a good guide: www.lawnmowerfixed.com/
Did you do the repairs yourself or have someone else do them?
If you did them yourself, did you go back over everything to check for over or under tightening?
If someone else did it, is there a warranty? I would hope they would look at it and resolve it for you.
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I have changed the battery, starter, and fuel and I still can't get it to even click. Any suggestions? I am disabled and I need any help I can receive. Thanks!
Did you check the spark plugs? Also, is it in the right gear with the brake on? Mine won't start if its not in neutral with the brake set.
also make sure your mower is disengaged...
I had one one time that one of the safety switches had come disconnected under the seat
I have an old Dynamark lawn mower that I decided to fix up this summer and I am stuck. It didn't start and only clicked once when I turned the key, so it didn't turn over. I replaced the battery, put in gas and oil (drained both before adding new) and it started right up. After idling for a while, I put it into gear and drove for about 10 feet and it died. It didn't really slowly die it was a quick cut off. A small amount of smoke came out near the air filter and in the oil container.
It sounds like you have a problem with the oil seal in the mower. You should check this for an oil leak and replace the seal in the mower.
I have a Toro 15.5 HP riding lawn mower that will not start. I charged the battery until it was fully charged. It will turn over slowly, 2 or 3 times, but then it just clicks like there isn't enough power to turn it over anymore.
Have you checked your solenoids? Also check the ground wire to the chassis. Make sure it is not burned and doesn't have an issue.
It has a good battery, new solenoid, and starter switch. It will crank when I jump the solenoid, but there is no current to gauges and spark plug.
This is a cable problem on the mower. One of the wires from the carb or the starter that goes to the wiring harness or chassis on the side of the mower is defective.
My lawn tractor won't start without jump starting.
Yard machine riding mower will not start.
Every time I turn the key to start my lawn tractor the inline ignition fuse pops instantly. Is it a relay or a bad ground? It is a 16.0 hp Sears lawntractor from 1992.
It will not start. There is no power going to the display board, the lights or the lift for the cutting house. It has a new battery.
Can the ENM hour meter box have anything to do with the tractor not starting? It makes a random clicking sound, but does not turn dials.
Why does the engine turn over, but won't start?
By Kenneth B
The tractor was handed down to me from my wife's grandfather about 3 years ago. When I first got it it wouldn't start without a jump, but after I drove it a few times it would start on its own, usually for the rest of the summer. This year was the same until yesterday when it wouldn't start at all.
I figured the battery had finally had enough so I pulled it out to get a new one and found a mouse nest behind the battery around all the wires. I removed the nest expecting to find chewed wires, but did not. I put the battery back in and the tractor jump started right up, ran for about 20 minutes, shut off and would not restart, jumped or otherwise. So I replaced the battery today and still nothing and I mean nothing not even a click.
By Jim W.