mtd yard machine lawn tractor engine trouble


Old 04-30-06, 05:28 AM
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mtd yard machine lawn tractor engine trouble

I have a mtd yard machine lawn mower with a 12.5 hp briggs and stratton engine. While cutting grass the other day the engine started to get louder and louder and at the same time it was also reving faster then it proceded to shut off. it didnt make any loud noises when it shut off. the engine oil was fine. Now when you turn the key to start it, it will turn over but it will not fire up. any help would be greatly appreciated. thank you.

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Old 04-30-06, 06:43 AM
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As foolish as this question may seem, it's necessary to ask...Does it have fuel in the tank? Next, if so, did you check for spark at the spark plug? If you don't have spark at the plug you'll want to buy a new one and check again. If none at this point, you likely have a safety switch issue and this can be difficult to determine which one is troublesome. Post back after answering the previous questions. Also, post your chassis' and engines' ID numbers.

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