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jblaze292010-08-08 11:32:47 +0000 #1
ive got a riding lawnmower that will spin over but will not crank..it is getn spark and has good gas..but being that grass is starting to grow i gotta get this thing going ASAP...hope some of you guys can give me a direction to start with...
drtyTshrt2010-08-08 11:46:18 +0000 #2
Does it have any saftey switchs on it. Like you might have to be sitting on the seat while cranking. The blades might have to be disengaged while cranking. brake pedal clutch mashed in while cranking?
jblaze292010-08-08 11:38:14 +0000 #3
i have tried that..but still nothing...it jus spins like its not grabbing the crank or something
Bootlegger2010-08-08 12:02:12 +0000 #4
The starter gears may be out....know what I mean? I guess thats what you call it...lol. I have a Murray that did the same thing..put a new starter on it....BAM! the baby started right up.
jblaze292010-08-08 12:16:25 +0000 #5
really a murray..funny thats what this one is..you know kinda looks like the ol "forrest gump" style lol...it jus spins and spins..it was my grandmothers and the mower is prob bout atleast 10years old but has literally been used maybe 9-10x
Bootlegger2010-08-08 11:48:32 +0000 #6
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Originally Posted by jblaze29

really a murray..funny thats what this one is..you know kinda looks like the ol "forrest gump" style lol...it jus spins and spins..it was my grandmothers and the mower is prob bout atleast 10years old but has literally been used maybe 9-10x

It maybe the starter like mine then....it was not very expensive at all. I love the Murray's This one is about 8 years old. The one we had before was 17 years old and it was a great mower. I am not buying an real expensive one...not worth it IMO.
jblaze292010-08-08 12:34:01 +0000 #7
wonder where i can get one of those starters at??
drtyTshrt2010-08-08 14:15:04 +0000 #8
If the fly wheel is turning that means the starter is spinning correct. Also the spark comes from the magnets on the flywheel spinning getting fire from magnetos.

is the battery charged to spin it fast enough.

JMO

I have a starter I bet would fit you are welcome to it.
jblaze292010-08-08 15:09:47 +0000 #9
flywheel is spinning..definetly getn spark cause it shocked the crap out of me..and its got a fairly new battery..i have had a couple of people tell me that it could be the keyway..but im not sure does that sound like a possibilty to you fellas
drtyTshrt2010-08-08 15:25:41 +0000 #10
have you tried starter fluid or seafoam?
Masher2010-08-08 16:27:17 +0000 #11
If everything is spinning then it has to be something pretty easy being that new. My money is on a trip that isn't accounted for not allowing it to fire. Like above, Blades not engaged, deck raised, in neutral and wiggle it some because the linkage might be a bit off. Unless the plug is bad already that's one of the only things I can think besides gas being bad from long situp.

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