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Old 11-08-10, 05:17 PM
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I have a Recycler model 20067 with the B&S and electric start. Recently the electric start just "spins" and I have to start with the rope. After a few minutes of mowing, all subsequent restarts are fine using the electric start.

It's as if the crankshaft is not catching with the starter on the initial attempt. Bad starter (can't be the starter motor)?
 
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Old 11-08-10, 08:17 PM
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Sounds to me more like a bad battery. Once you use it a while, it charges up and has enough amperage to kick the gear up to the flywheel.
 
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Old 11-09-10, 05:06 AM
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Well, the starter seems to spin strongly enough, just doesn't seem to engage anything. Almost like a gear or key are not lining up when the starter motor spins. Then I could make one pass of the front lawn, turn off the mower, and now start it successfully with the electric start.
 
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Old 11-09-10, 10:50 AM
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The only thing that changes after you start it up is the charge on the battery. Your battery is going bad or undercharged.
 
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o.k. don't mean to argue, but at first the starter motor spins very fast but without the sound of engaging anything. Then, I don't hear it being any more powerful, it just seems to engage the flywheel.

The mower is only a few years old and this happens right after a full charging.
 
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Old 11-09-10, 03:45 PM
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If you will bend the starter down just a little bit, step on it, I think it will solve the problem for a while, it is an alignment problem and is eventually going to go bad and I don't remember why. Have a good one. Geo
 
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