Repair Cub Cadet XT1 Won't Start

I own a Cub Cadet XT1 and I've changed the starter and solenoid. It turns, but won't start. Anyone have an idea why it will not start?

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March 22, 20200 found this helpful

Have you changed the sparkplugs? Did you check the fuel lines to make sure the fuel is flowing into the carburetor? These are things that need to be checked to make sure you are getting the fuel necessary to start the mower. Now you can take a volt meter and test the starter and solenoids to make sure you are getting enough spark to start the mower.

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March 23, 20200 found this helpful

It could be your carburetor. Check spark plugs and make sure filters are clean! All of this makes the difference and falls together to keep things working smooth!

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March 23, 20200 found this helpful

Sometimes after working on a mower it will have trouble getting gas through the system.

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If you can put your mower on a trailer, I would stop by one of your local auto parts stores and see if they will try a spurt of engine starter spray to see if that will do the job. They will also check your air filter (very important) and your battery as well as your spark pug.

If you cannot take your mower anywhere you can buy a can of engine starter fluid and try it yourself. This can be tricky so I would recommend buying this from an auto parts store (instead of Walmart, etc.) so they can show you how to use it.
There are lots of videos online to show you how to use this but it's best to not get it on ignition lines (it may not damage lines but you'll have to wait for them to dry). You can also use WD40 (and other products) but regular engine starter spray is best.

I would also recommend buying a new air filter (even if yours looks good) as this is crucial to starting an engine after it has been sitting for a while.

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Check your battery as it will need a full charge to start your engine.
Be sure you are using a new spark plug.
Also, if your mower has been 'resting' for a while and you left gas in the mower without an additive, you may have bad fuel and this may have to be removed or maybe add an additive but talk to someone at your auto parts store.

You should NEVER use starting fluid to start a diesel !

Check some of these sites for information:

www.hunker.com/.../how-to-clean-my-lawnmower-with-fuel...

en.wikipedia.org/.../Starting_fluid

www.youtube.com/watch?v=R7UrM1J1r0A

www.google.com/search?sa=X&q=where+to+spray+starter...

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