Riding lawnmower won't start.

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Old 10-03-06, 03:15 PM
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Question Riding lawnmower won't start.

I hope i'm putting this in the right place. The key 'turns' the engine over when I try to start our lawnmower, but the thing that 'spins' won't move and just makes a whirring sort of noise. What could this be?

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Old 10-03-06, 04:16 PM
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Make sure you battery is fully charged. If it's charged and you are still getting the whirring noise you may have a bad starter or stripped gear.
 
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Old 10-03-06, 06:43 PM
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If it's a Briggs (post some engine numbers) single, I'll bet the plastic ring gear is stripped. Pull the fan shroud ( not a big job) & look @ the teeth of the gear around the flywheel. Are the wore off near the starter?? If so, there is a repair kit for this. Let us know what engine you have as this may not be the answer. Good Luck, Roger.
 
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