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Ajust valves i also had problem whit lt1000 mower they have a bad problem whit valves needing to be ajusted that will cause a very bad drag in the starter making you think you have bad battery

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The valves need to be adjusted every year due to normal ware. I all depends on the motor for adjustment is it a single or twin cylinder engine over head valves or not. Please be more specific.

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