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Sears ride on mower acts like a dead battery but battery is charged

Stater clicks turns over slowly , sometimes it will catch and start

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Clean all the large wires to the battery and to the Starter solenoid

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Sounds like you need to remove the starter and see what you can do to check it out.

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SOURCE: Toro ride on mower won't start

Try replacing your spark plug. If that fails then go to the engine, cheak your carb, lines, and gas. cheak for gum in the engine/carb. If gummed then get carb cleaner and spray twice, wait 1 hour then try again. If my solution fails then you might need expert help. Good Luck!

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sounds like the ground cable is bad

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SOURCE: cub cadet 2140 wont start or turn over

check the cilanoid or the stater , you may also have a lose conaction, try cross jumping the cilanoid

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SOURCE: Mower will not start, battery cgarged up but onlhy

Check all the wiring connections on the starting system. Start at the battery. Both posts. Then, check where the ground goes to the body of the tractor. Make sure it's not rusty and making a good connection. Check the wire from the battery to the solenoid. If worse comes to worse, you can take a jumper cable and go from the battery + side and jump right to the starter post where an electrical cable connects. This will let the engine turn over, but make sure you have the mower in neutral and brakes set, with blades OFF!

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