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Doesnt charge or start

Hi there,have a Wedgewood 18 hp sit on mower and it doesn't charge the battery and will not start at all although I DO have a spark and fuel supply would be grateful for any help,thank you .

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First remove charge it check voltage, then 12 hours later see if 12-13 volts. Also check start fuse.

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It sounds like you lost compression take out the spark plug and screw in a compression tester to check for engine pressure there should be 70 - 90 psi, if you can't buy one put you thumb over the spark plug hole and have a assistant crank over the engine push on the hole pretty hard, be careful not to get a shock from the spark plug wire while cranking the motor, if you feel pressure with your thumb reinstall the plug and connect the spark plug wire proceed to remove the air cleaner and pour a small amount (1 o.z ) of gas into the carburetor hole then try to start if it starts then stalls it is a fuel delivery issue. unscrew the carb float bowl to clear out any water or debree from it. the float bowl is round and is located on the under side of the carb, it should un screw by wraping a rag around it and turning it counter clockwise with a strong hand. also try cranking over the motor with your hand over the carb intake hole this will force any debree to get cleared out of the tiny passages in carb without having to full disassemble the carb this may also get the motor started for you if it starts remove your hand to allow the motor to breath and start/run.

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It sounds like you are getting a vapor lock.
Try getting the fuel line and fuel fillter away from the motors heat.This will cause the fuel to boil and give you trouble. Check all your electrical connections for that clicking problem. Make sure everything is clean and tight. Check your spark plug gap.

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Same thing happened to me with my 26 horse kohler craftsman. Replaced EVERYTHING (spark plug, fuel filter, oil filter, and degunked the carborator), and still was flooding. It ended up being the flywheel key. Cheap part, quick fix. I guess it can happen when you hit something hard with the deck, or it can just happen without reason... I hit a snowbank hard with my snowblower attachment, but I didn't even realize it until afterwards because it kept running fine. Supposedly, even after the strain to the engine, it won't always stall out. It will keep running (but maybe rougher) until you shut it off. Then when you go to start it again, you will have no luck because all the timing is out of whack. It cost me $80 to have a repair company fix it. I think the part was only $5.

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Craftman 18 hp won't start with key


Check Battery. If headlight equipped turn key to headlight on position and see if headlights are lit. No light dead battery dead tractor,

Charge battery. If after charging weak or no start forget the battery and get new, Life of battery is two to three years,

If battery good make sure that parking brake set and blades are not engaged. Safety lockout will prevent tractor from cranking. The tracker has a safety interlock on the seat that requires a body warm or cold sitting on the seat if the parking brake is not set. The seat switch is known to fail. Try bouncing on the seat?

OK if battery OK and seat is sat or park brake set we can assume the safety interlock circuit is disabling the start circuit.

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This electrical diagram is for a typical lawn tractor. Your model would be similar but different . This will give you an idea. The switch on the seat has two sets of contacts.26045611-oxnapdkevdwqbvzn03d44ye1-1-0.png

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First of all check the battery is fully charged.
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