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Ariens 54" Hydrostatic 25hp Koehler won't crank

Replaced the battery and won't crank. No sound, no clicks, even tried to jump from my vehicle and nothing. Any help appreciated.

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SOURCE: 2 year old Ariens tractor won't start

It could be anything from a carb issue to a spark plug or bad fuel.

Posted on May 25, 2012

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