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HUSTLER MOWER w/ HONDA ENGINE STARTING ISSUES....


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11-25-13, 04:32 PM   #1  
HUSTLER MOWER w/ HONDA ENGINE STARTING ISSUES....

2005 HUSTLER FasTrack ZTR MOWER

HONDA 20 HP ENGINE

Running just fine about 30 days ago; that's the last mowing we did. Just tried to start it; turns over but no sputter or anything; just starter strongly spinning engine.

1. As to the ignition...shouldn't I be able to see the spark when I pull the plug, leaving the plug wire connected? I've cleaned the spark plug and cap, re-attached, turn motor over, nothing on spark plug.

2. Would a bad kill switch/wire still let the starter turn?

3. I've pulled the air filter, which I maintain diligently, and there is some oily gasoline-smelling wetness on bottom edge of air filter housing.....and also some black oily gas-smelling residue on spark plug threads.....?


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11-25-13, 10:56 PM   #2  
Is the sprak plug touching metal on the mower or engine while checking for spark?


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11-26-13, 03:55 AM   #3  
If you just have the plug hanging out in the air there's not going to be a spark, the base of it needs to be touching bare metal.

 
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