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Slow starting Lawn Tractor Engine

I have a Briggs & Stratton engine that now has very slow starting torque. The battery is good but the engine will not start due to too low cranking
revolutions. Is the sarter bad or is the engine exhibiting too much internal
friction. The engine is a 10 years old model 278,707

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After 10 yrs you would have less friction and less compression - did you have your battery load tested ? if you did and it checks ok then it could be a starter prob . try using jumper cables from your auto . neg to ground then pos directly to starter . if it still winds over slow its the starter

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