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Can't get my lawn boy started

I have a lawn boy mower with electric mower to start. I have replace the spark plug and the stop cable. The battery is fine and I checked the ignition module and works as it should.

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  • earnhardt821 Jun 23, 2009

    All the mower wants to do is crank over. I don't know where the fuel filter might be on this mower. I'm thinking it might be a fuel issue.

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Check for a faulty wire to the engine kill switch it may be contacting the ground

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  • jrnbudd Jun 23, 2009

    good luck

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