Craftsman riding mower starting issuse


Old 05-04-13, 01:54 PM
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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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Old 05-04-13, 02:36 PM
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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.
Old 05-04-13, 02:47 PM
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The battery was new last fall. Everything is tight and corrosion free
Old 05-04-13, 08:15 PM
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It would help to know which engine you have. Some have different problem areas than others.

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