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317 mower stops could this be due to weak battery

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  • Ron Esser May 11, 2010

    What stops....the motor? Have you replaced the battery? If so, is the problem still there? There are several situations that could cause a motor to stop. What year and what kind of motor is it? If possible, provide the engine model & serial number (should be on the engine somewhere- tag)



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Yes it can the battery is what supplies the power to the coil to make spark.

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