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Craftsman riding mower starting issuse


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05-04-13, 01:54 PM   #1  
Craftsman riding mower starting issuse

I have a craftsman rider 10+ yrs old. Has a 19 horse briggs. When i try to start it, it struggles to turn over. The battery has a good charge. I took the spark plugs out and cranked it and it turns over just fine. Put them back in and it struggles. Any suggestions?

 
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05-04-13, 02:36 PM   #2  
How old is the battery? An old one can show a good charge at rest but can't deliver the big surge of power needed for starting. Also clean the battery cable connections and make sure the bolts are tight.

 
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05-04-13, 02:47 PM   #3  
The battery was new last fall. Everything is tight and corrosion free

 
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05-04-13, 08:15 PM   #4  
It would help to know which engine you have. Some have different problem areas than others.


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