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Hi there, Just wondering if you would be able to help me. I was using my 4-stroke ride on lawn mower today through some really long grass. It turned off, and wouldn't start again. The engine is turning over but not starting. It has a brand new battery and the spark plug seems fine. Any idea's? thanks. harry.

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I would first check for spark by removing the sparkplug, put the wire back on it and ground the nut part on metal part of the engine and have someone turn the key. You should have spark between the gap of the sparkplug. If you are getting good spark take a straw and put it in a cup of gasoline then hold your finger over the top hole and put the end of the straw in the spark plug hole and release your finger from the top of the straw. Do that a few times, put the plug back in and connect the wire. Turn the engine over and if it tries to start you have a fuel problem. If it does not do anything you have to check the engine for compression whith a compression gauge.

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