Question about Poulan 42-Inch Steel Deck 17.5 HP Briggs & Stratton I/C Engine With 6 Speed

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Poulan Pro riding lawnmower 42" 18.5 hp 6 speed It mowed fine. Would not start when I wanted to mow again. Turns starter a little, but not enough to start. Recharged battery--same condition existed. Switched batteries and re-charged that one as well---same condition. Will make a short beginning of an engine turnover, fail to start and appear to have no battery power left. It must be the starter, but unusual because it ran fine immediately before the failure. Thanks for any input.

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Replace the battery. Even though the battery may say it's good, it doesn't have enough of cranking amps. Go purchase a battery with 350 cranking amps. This will fix your problem. The battery power isn't enough to kick the starter completely up to turn the engine.

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Check for gas in piston. remove spark plug.

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