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The flywheel is only cranking slowly at start up, engine won't fire. The lead to the starter motor and the starter motor heats up, smokes a little. I have checked the battery, replaced the starter solenoid and had a look at the starter motor (brushes, etc seem fine) I am now attempting to remove the flywheel but can't budge the nut on top??? model: john Deere ride-on-mower L100B serial: gxl100B016902

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