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I have a 725 model 917.9994A electric start lawn mower. The battery has been charged for three days;the plug has been changed; the fuse is good;the air filter is new, but it will not start. It turns over slowly but consistently. Any ideas?
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Check your battery water level if it's not a sealed battery. Some small batteries require you to fill them with both acid and water, some with water only when new.
If that is not a issue then you are most likely running on your battery alone. You need to check your charging system. Check your battery voltage when the unit has not run for at least an half an hour. Then check it when it's running. The voltage should be higher. It should be 12.5 to 14vac. Lower means your alternator is not working or a fuse is blown in your charging system. Higher means your voltage regulator went bad and the higher voltage will cook your battery in time. The voltage regulator is usually in the alternator and can not be changed without replacing the alternator. Check your parts diagram. If it lists a voltage regulator then you are in luck.
Posted on Mar 31, 2009
IT COULD BE IGNITION SWITCH IS BAD, I REPLACED ONE ON A CRAFTSMAN THAT DID THIS,BUT ALSO COULD BE A SAFETY SWITCH IS NOT CLOSED PREVENTING STARTER FROM OPERATING,---WITH THE IGNITION SET TO ON CROSS THE TERMINALS ON SOLENOID AND SEE IF IT STARTS THE TRACTOR RUNNING, IF IT FAILS TO RUN ITS PROBALY THE IGNITION SWITCH THEN.
Posted on Apr 10, 2009
it sounds like the starter motor is pulling to many amps for the battery to cope with. if its a 12v system it should not pull the battery down to less than 8.5 volts on cranking if it does the starter-motor is defective you can check this with a volt meeter across the battery terminals and see what it read as you crank the engine. hope this helps
Posted on May 12, 2009
I pull the rope and it seems like it wants to start.It will not start with rope ? are you sure your brake control cable is adjusted right if not it could cause it not to start,you said after you pulled rope and trys to start you used it twice when ?
Posted on May 16, 2009
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