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Craftsman lawn tractor model 247.28901 won't start. Replaced starter, selnoid, spark plug and worked on valves. Any ideas

All mower will not go into neutral to roll freely

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SOURCE: craftsman mower won't roll freely in neutral. it

Check underneath mower to make sure shifter is working. If so, work brake pedal a few times. May be sticking. If not check brake adjustment located on right side of transmission when looking from behind.

Posted on May 15, 2009

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it could be the stator in the engine check the voltage with the volt meter when its running if its low check connections on battery & voltage if its below 12.5 volts then its the stator but the only thing is the engine should run with-out the battery so there is something else going on there is a fuse in the electrical system if theres a short that fuse will blow & engine will stall

Posted on Jun 08, 2009

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does it turn over slow or fast if it turns slowly thats the problem so it could be battery or starter they have to have a good amount of rpms to burn fuel right when starting if not it floods out the engine with gas hope this helps thanks wade

Posted on Jul 05, 2009

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SOURCE: transaxle locked in gear won't roll freely in neutral

Sounds like the pins in your brake caliper have gotten dirty and/or rusty and are not releasing all the way. When I had my shop, we found a lot of these and I or my mechanics pulled and cleaned them then took a drill 1/64th larger than the pin and ran it through the holes in the caliper, NO MORE PROBLEMS!
Check your tire pressures, too, if they are low it will be difficult to roll.

Posted on Sep 14, 2009

Testimonial: "Thanks for your help. My brake caliber pin is called a dowel pin. I put WD-40 on it, worked the brake and the pin released. Tractor rolls freely now! "

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