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Riding Mower Won't Restart After Hitting Something

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The impact of hitting or running over something with your riding mower may cause damage to the flywheel key, keeping you from restarting the mower. This part can be purchased and replaced to get your mower back up and running. This is a page about what to do when your riding mower won't restart after hitting something.
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August 25, 20120 found this helpful

I have a Murry Select 17.5 HP 42 inch cut mower. I hit a stump and the mower stopped right away, my husband changed the blades yesterday, charged the battery last night and went to start it today and nothing. It doesn't even try to start.
The kill switch from what we understand had been disconnected by the person we got it from, but if you touch the two wires together it causes a short that will turn the mower off. Please help.

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August 26, 20120 found this helpful
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There a rectangular shaped piece of metal down where the blades attach that has been sheared off more than likely. Don't remember what they are called but the ex was always shearing them off. They are a safety measure. You can replace them yourselves if you can locate them.

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August 27, 20120 found this helpful
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That piece of metal is called a keyway and you can get them at your local hardware store. It is best to bring the old one with you because they come in all different sizes.

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August 20, 2017

I hit an object with my riding mower and now it will not restart. Is there a blade safety switch somewhere that I can get to so I can restart the tractor. Thanks.

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August 21, 20170 found this helpful
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You might have damaged the flywheel key or the push-rod or the crankshaft.

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September 2, 2019

I ran over some barbed wire with my John Deere D170 while mowing. The motor stopped. I unwrapped the wire from the far right spool.

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Now, it won't start and won't turn over when the key is cranked. Any ideas?

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September 3, 20190 found this helpful

You bent or broke something. You will need to get it serviced.

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September 3, 20190 found this helpful

Did you try to check the reset switch under the seat to try and start it again? Normally if you run over something the motor shuts off to protect the machine. Check to see where your reset switch is and press this. If this does not help you'll need to take it in for service.

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September 8, 20190 found this helpful

If you are super handy, you may be able to find a you tube video to do some troubleshooting. You could try that first and then call their customer services center to see if they have any suggestions: 1-800-356-9033.

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Post back with an update!

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August 13, 2019

I hit a rock with my Husqvarna riding lawn mower. Now it won't start.

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August 13, 20190 found this helpful

You broke or bent a piece. Now the mower cannot engage. You will need to take it in for servicing.

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August 14, 20190 found this helpful

Yikes! I hope you were able to resolve it!

If not, have you checked out YouTube. There are lots of videos to make repairs to the Husqvarna machines. Here is a list:

www.youtube.com/results?search_query=Husqvarna+Mower...

Post back with an update and I hope it is an easy fix. Repairs on those puppies can be expensive :(

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August 14, 20190 found this helpful

Make sure there isn't something else caught underneath,to add more problems.

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April 19, 2019

I have a John Deere 100 series riding mower. I hit a limb and the mower cut off. I disengaged it and now it's leaking gas from somewhere under the air filter and it starts at first then stalls out.

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April 19, 20190 found this helpful

This is a repair that will take a lengthy inspection. If you are not sure what you are doing, take it to be serviced. Gas is highly flammable.

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April 20, 20190 found this helpful

Sounds like you have undoubtedly punched a hole in something that flows from the gas tank as I'm sure you realize.

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Stalling may be caused by an uneven flow of gas causing it to flood.
I would suggest you not try to start your mower until you find out where the gas leak is located and get it repaired as a spark at this time may cause a fire.

You could start with removing the air filter to see if you can spot the leak but it may just be flowing from somewhere else to the air filter. Be sure that any rags used are disposed of properly as they can remain flammable for a long time.

You may have to have it serviced at a repair shop just to be sure it is repaired properly as a limb can cause a lot of damage as I feel sure you have found out. Gasoline is just too dangerous to work with and repairs like this may not be easy to find.

It would be nice if you have a "mechanic" friend that could help you find the problem as sometimes it takes a second person to help check things like this.

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June 28, 2019

The blade of my tractor get struck with something and then it shut down. Now I tried to start it and it is just clicking and nothing happens.

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Is it possible about the flywheel key? Or I blew up something else? Any ideas?

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June 28, 20190 found this helpful

You bent a piece and it is interfering with the starting. You or someone else has to take it apart and see what is bent or broken.

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June 10, 2019

I hit a stump with my Murray Performance 21 hp 46 inch cut riding lawn mower. Now the tractor starts, but when I lower the deck to cut it shuts off. Any ideas as to what may have happened?

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June 10, 20190 found this helpful

You must have bent something and now the deck wont lower. You will need to have it repaired.

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