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Battery reads full on the charger but mower acts like battery is dead and won't start

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It may show a full charge but when you go to turn the engine over it's draining the charge and there's not enough of cranking amps to keep it turning over. I would suggest installing at least a 350 cranking amps. This will not hurt the engine but it will give more power to turn the engine over to start. A lot of cheaper batteries are only 200-275 amps but don't last long.

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