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I have a Craftsman mower with 17 hp Kohler engine(CV4905) .I thought the battery was bad because it is a 2003,but when I jump it off now it dies when I remove the cables.Can anyone please tell me what to do and where anything I need to replace is located on the engine? Thanks so much

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  • ma8cla Apr 12, 2009

    Not yet because since I can jump start it to get it running I was puzzled about why it would not stay running after I remove the cables.I was wondering if something bigger was at cause for the dying after dissconnecting of the cables?

  • ma8cla Apr 12, 2009

    The mower will start if I jump it off but as soon as I disconnect one of the cables, either pos. or neg. it shuts off.It has been letting me jump it off and mow but yesterday while I was mowing it just shut off and now when I jump it off it dies when I remove the cables.Thats why I was wondering if something in the charging part was amiss.I dont know.Plus I dont know where there might be a fuse to check because I just came back in from looking for one and didnt see one.

    What now

  • ma8cla Apr 12, 2009

    The battery is bad so Im going to get a new one on Monday, but its suppose to rain the next couple of days so I will let you know what transpires after a new battery is put in when it stops rainning.Thanks for all your help.I do appreciate it.


  • Anonymous Apr 14, 2009

    I dont understand what you are asking.Im confused.Can you explain in a differenr way?

  • Dennis Yachimec May 11, 2010


    If you have a battery charger put the battery to charge for a couple of hours and then try to start the lawnmower. Please let me know if this works.

  • Dennis Yachimec May 11, 2010

    Hi make sure battery cables and battery posts are clean. hook up booster battery and test battery voltage with out starting mower, should be about 12.5 volts. now start eng. and see if voltage comes up to 13.5 or higher, if not you got a bad fuse or broken wire between eng and stator.

  • Dennis Yachimec May 11, 2010


    Did you replace the battery?



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Do you have to plug the battery in in order to recharge it?

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