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What are the valves supose to be sat on with my troy bil riding mower

Im having to turn the flywheel with my hand in order for my mower to crank think my valves are off

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It may seem simple, but be sure that your battery has a full charge before you try to crank it. I would try that before I started tearing down the motor.

Posted on May 11, 2014

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YES, adjust valves. What motor?

Posted on May 11, 2014

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    Dennis Key May 11, 2014

    If valves isn't adjust right, the compression didn't release.

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