Question about Craftsman 17.5 hp 42 in. Deck Lawn Tractor - CA Model
The starter engages but will not over come the compression to start the engine
I have had the same problem from time to time. I turn the ignition OFF and then manually rotate the engine as far as possible in both directions to free things up a bit. Once the starter gets a "running start" at the compression, it will generally start cranking.
Posted on Mar 11, 2009
Make sure you have a good, charged battery. Clean all the connections on the battery, the starter, and the ground (black) wire on the frame. If it still does not work, the starter my have an internal short. Hope this helps.
Posted on Mar 02, 2009
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