Scotts mower will not start... Help??

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Old 03-20-09, 05:40 PM
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Scotts mower will not start... Help??

I've been trying to figure out whats wrong with my Scotts mower as to why it won't start.

Here's the deal. I turn the key and it does nothing. I have charged the battery and also tried jumping it off as well. It still does nothing. So, I don't think its my battery.

When I was trying to start the mower most of last season it would drag a little before it started.

I jumped a positive with jumper cables from the battery to the starter. It sparked and tried to turn the motor about half a turn. But, it wouldn't start it.

Do you think that a starter will fix this problem? Or, something else? Or, should I take it to the shop?

Thanks in advance for any advice.
 
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Old 03-20-09, 06:17 PM
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Originally Posted by happygameday View Post
something else?


Since you didn't post any unit or engine model numbers I can only guess it's a overhead valve Briggs engine in need of valve adjustment.

Once the valve train wears the compression release no longer functions causing the exact symptoms you described, It's not releasing some compression to roll past top dead center.

Engine numbers would be helpful.....
 
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Try taking the starter off and jumping it if it spins its good
 
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Old 03-20-09, 06:45 PM
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Its a Briggs and Stratton Motor - Model No. 28Q777

Does that help any?
 
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Old 03-20-09, 08:05 PM
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Well, It helped me to help you....

Here's the valve adjustment procedure I believe will solve your cranking problem;





Good Luck
 
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