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I replaced the starter on myYTH1848XP mower. When I go start the engine, the fly wheel starts to spin 1/4 revolution and then the starter begins to smoke. The motor will not turn over.

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A common problem with mowers is the aluminum key in the keyway between the flywheel and engine shaft it mounts on. If you hit something with the mower blade this key breaks or becomes deformed causing the timing to be off so the engine will die and not start until the key is replaced. This is to prevent the cam and valves in the engine from being damaged.If you are sure of the electrical is good, check the flywheel key.Other possibility for starter smoking is starter ground wires not connected properly or any wire is connected wrong, and this is causing the problem. Poor ground connection Find all ground connections, disconnect and clean the connections. The solenoid,installed, may also be grounded to the frame. Remove the solenoid and clean the area where it bolts to the frame. Clean the connections for the negative battery cable both at the battery and the frame.

To provide a good electrical connection, abrade the connection surface with a wire brush, sandpaper, or steel wool to remove any surface contaminant. Clean the surface with a solvent such as, alcohol, MEK, or lacquer thinner.-----------

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This should help.Thanks.Helpmech.

Posted on May 21, 2011


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