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Murray 425600x8 mower won't start


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12-07-09, 08:15 AM   #1  
Murray 425600x8 mower won't start

Hi all, I am hoping someone will help me out since it started snowing here in NH and my murray riding lawnmower is also my snowblower via snowblower attachment. It started 2 weeks ago after raking leaves and putting the rider in the garage. I tried to start it back up, got a quick turn over then just a click. So now the mower doesn't start, battery is fully charged, but just getting the click when trying to start her up. I have cleaned the grounds for the starter solenoid, battery and ignition. Any idea's?

 
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12-07-09, 10:13 AM   #2  
Did you test the battery or just charge it. Batteries can show fully charged and still be defective. Take the battery to a local auto parts store that tests for free.

The heavy electrical cables from the battery can corrode internally and will not carry full load. One way to eliminate this problem is to use jumper cables in place of the battery cables.

 
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12-07-09, 03:40 PM   #3  
Battery is new, so I went ahead and bought a new starter solenoid this afternoon from local mower parts store and voila, she has been brought back to life!!

Thanks for the quick help.

 
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