Riding Mower Won't Start?

Why won't my riding mower turn over or start?

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June 29, 20200 found this helpful
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Make sure the gas valve is on and it's not choked up.

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Sorry but with no more information we can only guess as to what is causing the problem.
Does the motor turn over but not crank?
Or nothing happens when you turn the key?
A bad battery could be one reason but gas problems or an old spark plug or dirty filter could be others.
Has your mower been sitting with gas and no additives?
Old gas has to be drained and all new gas at the beginning of a season (unless you either drained the tank or added additives before storing for the winter).

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You may need to go over everything since this is probably your first mowing this year and try get your mower in good shape to run all year without problems.

There are several very good YouTube videos to help you find your problem but in addition you can take your battery, filters, and spark plug to your local auto parts store and they will check them for you. Perhaps you should purchase a can of starting fluid also just in case your mower needs help with that beginning start.

If you suspect your carburetor may be dirty you can also purchase a can of carburetor cleaner and maybe not have to take it apart.

You can also check answers on previous questions like this.

www.thriftyfun.com/tf666549.tip.html

www.lawnmowerfixed.com/.../

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

www.google.com/search?client=firefox-b-1-d&q=Riding...

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June 30, 20200 found this helpful
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Normally the first thing to check is the battery to see if it is charged correctly and getting power to the mower. The second thing to check is the reset switch that is under the seat. Make sure it is not tripped and in the off position.

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Now you'll need to check the gas lines and make sure the fule lines are open and the gas is flowing to the carburetor. If you still have issues check the starter and the alternator. Your carburetor may need to be cleaned and you may need some new spark plugs.

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June 29, 20200 found this helpful

This could very well be the Battery or spark plugs , or both. These give the power to your motor!

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Make and model might be useful..

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