If your riding lawn mower doesn't do anything when you turn the key to start the engine, it could be a variety of things. This video shows you how to pinpoint the cause by checking the riding mower’s battery, solenoid posts and coil, fuse, ignition switch, brake switch and blade switch. It also walks you through how the starting system works, so you can better understand how to track down the problem.
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These step-by-step repair guides will help you safely fix what’s broken on your riding mower or lawn tractor.
If you hear the solenoid click but don’t hear the starter motor spin when you turn the key, follow these steps to replace it.
If the engine is hard to start or if the spark plug electrode is burnt or cracked, take 15 minutes to replace it.
Use the advice and tips in these articles and videos to get the most out of your riding mower or lawn tractor.
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