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Craftsman LT1000 riding mower with 18hp B&S engine. Mower acts like the battery is almost dead. Will try to turn over but doesn't seem to have the power to cycle the engine. New battery, starter, magneto, fuel shutoff, fuel filter, spark plug, air filter, oil & filter installed. All electrical connections are solid. I have had to use a jumper battery (even then it still struggles to turn over) every now and then and once running it performs flawlessly. The voltmeter on the tractor indicates 14 volts when running. No smoke or excessive oil consumption has been noted.

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There is a compression release device on the cam shaft to allow the engine to spin easier when starting. This is likely the culprit because the starter isn't strong enough to push the engine past full compression. The fix is to replace the cam shaft.

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