I just reconditioned the mower. It starts first pull with rope, but I'm a 70-year old granny and the 6.5 hp is a bit much for me to use pull starter, so I need the electric start. Battery is brand new, connectors seem to be clean, pos and neg in proper positions. The charger adapter (in wall outlet) is not even warm to the touch, indicating to me that it's not taking the charge. Starter 'clicks' but won't turn engine over. I replaced the fuse, but second fuse may have been used and might be bad.
Mower is Model 20018 (2003) walk-behind with Tecumsah engine.
Befuddled in Sebring FL
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Re: new battery won't take charge
Hello, and how are you. It could possibly be the charger itself If everything else seems fine. If all wire connections at the starter and the battery are tight, clean and no cuts any where on the wires them selves.I would try a new charger. Another thing is you could see if someone could check the wires with a meter to see if there are any unnoticeable breaks in the wires.
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remove starter houseing cut old rope out then rewind it till it stops slip new rope through houseing hole and pull hole put a screw driver threw houseing and pulley to make it so it cannot unwind then not the pulley end of rope take a lighter heat knot this will make sure it will not unknot hold rope pull out screw driver pull rope until knott is seat to pully slowly let cord rewind cord until it stops pull out two tune of pully install handle put knot in it and heat the knot with a lighter done cut excess cord off reinstall the red neck let me no if you get have problem like motor dont star or is hard to start
test the battery
if it is under 12v as normal change it; 10v is one dead cell. 8v is two dead cells etc.
if it is not able to hold a charge the engine wont start even with the pull start due to electronics not firing at under 12v
that is probably why it starts with the charger hitting it with 14-18v
Whilst it was in for the solenoid did they change the spark plug? If not remove it and give it a good clean and check the gap at the end to ensure it is correct. It should tell you what it should be in the manual. My old lawnmower is a nightmare to start so I try and warm it up before starting.
First, this is best done with two people, unless you have 4 hands. Second, with rope pull cover off the mower and laying on table with rope pulley up so you can see it, remove all the old rope. Next, measure 8 foot of new rope.
Now, line up the holes where rope will go thru the cover and into pulley, now with someone holding the cover, rotate rope pulley 6 complete turns, now hold pulley there, while putting new rope thru the rope openings in rope pulley and outer cover. Tie knot on end by rope pulley and have who ever was holding cover and other end of rope, slowly release the rope so it rewinds, install rope handle and walla, your done. 5 minute job, depending on how much coffee you drink. Hope this helped you.
This is best done with two people. Remove cover, place down so you are viewing the rope pulley. Remove all old rope. Measure 8 foot of new rope. line up pulley rope hole with rope opening in cover. Wind rope pulley 6 turns. Push new rope thru both rope openings, one in pulley and one in cover. Pull rope thru pulley and cover. Tie knot in pulley end of rope, Slowely release rope so it rewinds onto pulley. Install hope handle, your done. was'nt that easy? You will have extra rope, this is needed to go from engine to handle support on your mower handle.
This works best with two people. Remove cover and pull cord will be inside cover. If your handle on pull cord is attatched to a metal ring up on the handle, you will need 8 foot of new pull cord.
With all the old cord removed, wind cord pulley 6 revolunations, now, have someone hold the pulley, while you string the new cord thru pulley and out the cord hole on cover. Be sure to put a knot on the end going thru pulley. Draw cord all the way thru and out of the cover. Attatch the handle and let it rewind. You will have extra cord, this will be used up going from engine up the handle. I hope this helps
I pull the rope and it seems like it wants to start.It will not start with rope ? are you sure your brake control cable is adjusted right if not it could cause it not to start,you said after you pulled rope and trys to start you used it twice when ?
1st get same size cord 24" long .remove pull start assy. remove old rope.burn & smash ends flat of new rope(helps it go thru holes on pulley & cover easy). tie small knot in 1 end of rope. unwind spring pressure like if rope is pulled all the way out when starting.align holes in pulley & cover .fish rope thru holes start on pulley side, out thru cover so knotted end on pulley side.when ropes thru slip handle on .rewind spring will wind itself pulling rope in . your done
If this is a normal push mower with a pull start remove the starter housing and inside you wil see the pulley that the rope is contained in. Get the pulley out and remove the old rope. Push the new rope in through a hole and double knot it. Reinstall the pulley and you should see a slot in the pulley that you can pull rope out to wind the spring.With the handle also on you should be able to wind the spring up to a desired tension. Hope this will help a bit. Donnyb60