Question about Husqvarna Zero Turn Mower Z5426
When it won't start have you removed the spark plug after cranking it over like you were attempting to start it cold with the choke on and then inspecting the spark if it's wet then you know it is in fact getting fuel enough to start and you can proceed with the next test which is putting the spark plug back on the plug wire and grounding the spark plugs base against the motor so it can ground and crank the motor over like you again were trying to start it and seeing if your getting a good blue colored spark that is blinking fast and doesn't stop blinking/arching at the plugs electrode. ( shut the choke and throttle positions off and when you ground the spark plug do so away from the plug hole) This test is easier if you have someone turn the key for you so you can watch what the spark plug is doing while cranking it over for about 5 to 10 seconds. If erratic or no spark and assuming you've changed the spark plug or plugs then something is grounding the shut off side of the coil or coils or you have a coil problem.
Posted on Nov 27, 2013
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of.(from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones)
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Posted on Jan 02, 2017
I've discovered that if you leave key on battery will be drained to dead. Checking battery with meter shows +12v. When key is turned to start position nothing happens. When you connect meter to battery terminals and put key to start position the meter reads about .250 VDC. Even after taking battery to Advance Auto and have it checked it still does same thing. Eventually I jumped my mower with another battery that was being used in my scooter. Bingo! all worked well with jump. You would probably be able to jump with car battery with no problem.
Posted on Mar 26, 2009
It sounds like your charge system is not working. If you jump the battery the engine will run with a weak battery but the pto clutch needs a strong battery to stay engaged.Try this to test it,after you jump it leav the jumper cables hooked up and try to engage the blade clutch,if it runs it is either a battery that wont take a charge or a charge system not working. If you put a volt meter on the battery while the engine is running and the voltage is 13 volts the charge system is working and the battery is bad.
Posted on Jul 31, 2009
SOURCE: Husqvarna riding mower w/20 hp
There is gas smell in the carburetor because the engine is not starting and carburetor is flooding.
As first thing ensure that there is spark, pull the spark plug wire and put the end near to engine block while cranking. You will see the spark. If there is no spark, check distribution coil and wires.
If there is spark, check if there is fuel pressure, if there is smell from carb, then the fuel pressure should be Ok.
Once you are sure that the pump is doing its job, and that there is pressure, check the carburetor settings. The mixture is probably too rich or too lean, and for that reason it is not igniting.
If it is not a matter of carburetor settings, then the carb must be taken apart to check carburetor filter.
To get parts and diagrams see: Outdoor Distributors - Lawn Mower Parts
Posted on Sep 26, 2010
Check to see if you left the blades engaged. There is a safety switch that prevents starting with blades engaged. Easy to miss, happened to a friend of mine last month.
If this really helpful, please rate.
Posted on Jul 11, 2011
Tips for a great answer:
Jul 01, 2014 | Husqvarna Zero Turn Mower Z5426
If the gas is more than 30 days old, and it has been sitting in hot weather (90+), then it starts to go bad, rather quickly.
(And if no fuel stabile was added to the fuel before hand)
Or, if the gas can spout was not sealed properly in storage, it could have been water contaminated, from sprinklers or rain.
It may not necessarily be the motor itself.
The cheapest fix, is to drain all of the water out of the mower's gas tank. (you will still have some bad gas in the lines)
Put some fresh gas, with fuel stabile, in the tank and see if it will start. If it does, it may take a few minutes of operation to flush the bad gas out of the line, and motor.
That was the problem with my mower. It turned out to be a gas issue, and my mower was fine. Good luck.
Oct 16, 2013 | Husqvarna Zero Turn Mower Z5426
Feb 22, 2013 | Garden
Jul 18, 2012 | Husqvarna RZ4222F 42" 22HP Zero Turn 2011...
Apr 09, 2012 | Garden
May 13, 2011 | Husqvarna 20HP Hydrostatic 42" Cut Riding...
Jul 29, 2010 | Husqvarna 7021 21Inch 160cc Honda GCV Gas...
Jun 06, 2017 | Husqvarna 22HP VTwin Hydrostatic 42" Cut...
Mar 18, 2009 | 1997 Chevrolet Cavalier
144 people viewed this question
Usually answered in minutes!
Step 2: Please assign your manual to a product: