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Craftsman 917270821 will not start. Battery OK, new spark plugs. Turn key, ammeter drops down but nothing happens.

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Posted on May 21, 2009

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Make sure there is no corrosion on the battery terminal connections and check the fuse and safety switches clutch, brake,seat.
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Posted on Jun 29, 2009

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SOURCE: nothing happens when you turn on the lawn mower

Check your seat, drive safety switches. Can you turn the engine with jumper cables attached to the starter? It won't start, but should turn over, one of your safety switches is not working.

Posted on Apr 16, 2010

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Could be, but test each item with your tester. Test key switch (12V in and 12 V out when turned to start., operator present switch 12V in 12V out (seat) Clutch switch, etc. till finally you test for 12V on the small terminal on the starter solonoid. Happy testing!

Posted on Jul 19, 2010

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Check that the blades are not engaged. If they are not engaged and you still have nothing, check battery cables tight. Then check the starting solinoid.

If you have any questions on how to do this or other related, just reply.

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19.5 hp twin craftsman serial number 917259560 turn key nothing happens battery new, switch uner seat in ok position


Check that the blades are not engaged. If they are not engaged and you still have nothing, check battery cables tight. Then check the starting solinoid.

If you have any questions on how to do this or other related, just reply.

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try taking the spark plug out and spinning it over, it your still not getting anything does it even make a noise when you turn the key if your hearing a click and nothing else you could have locked up motor, a bad starter solenoid, or a bad starter, let me know what happens
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When it turns over, is it somewhat sluggish (not as fast as before)? I would suspect your battery is weak, and the voltage drops so low that the engine does not spin fast enough to start. Also, without knowing what type mower this is (which model) it could be the voltage drops too low to generate spark (if equipped with an ignition module)

Whereby pull starting it, you aren't loading the voltage down with the starter, and the ignition module still works... So it starts.

Charge the battery per the owners manual. If that doesn't help, you may need a new battery, or you may have a bad connection between the battery and starter solenoid (heavy cables). If a connection has high resistance, it will drop more voltage at a given current.

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