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Murray riding mower was left all winter battery charged doesn't even turn over

Just charged battery, doesn't even turn over....wasn't winterized, got snowed on all winter

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    Becca Perkins Apr 28, 2017

    Terminals look clean, no corrosion visible

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The starter could be bad, or one of the many safety switches could be broken. At minimum, There is a switch under the seat, one connected to the brake pedal, and one connected to the mower deck lever. The idea is that the mower won't start unless there is a person in the seat, the brake is pressed, and the mower deck is all the way up.

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    Becca Perkins Apr 29, 2017

    I know about the seat safety, know I have to depress clutch/break, deck is up/not engaged....didn't know they were all safety switches though. :) will check fuse today... thanks for the help so far!!!

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Test battery is it holding charge --are connections clean

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  • Becca Perkins
    Becca Perkins Apr 29, 2017

    Terminals look clean, no visible corrosion....how do I tell if battery is holding charge?

  • john h Apr 29, 2017

    need to use a meter for reading voltage

  • Becca Perkins
    Becca Perkins Apr 29, 2017

    I can do that, if it's holding charge, then what? Bad gas?

  • john h Apr 29, 2017

    gas doesnt stop it from turning over ==look by battery for fuse --then check the safety switches

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    Becca Perkins Apr 29, 2017

    Just checked battery....dead :( guess I'm off to buy new battery in the am...thank you for your help!!! Hopefully once new battery on will turn over and run!! What am I suppose to do before winter? Remove battery and store inside? Any winterizing that needs to be done? Drain gas, or pull plug?

  • Becca Perkins
    Becca Perkins Apr 29, 2017

    I'll check for fuse in the morning. So it might not be battery. Just the fuse? Safety switches??? I'm sorry I don't know where these are ?

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