20 Most Recent Ariens MaxZoom60 60" 25HP Kohler Zero Turn Lawn Mower 2012 Model Questions & Answers


Joel, Recheck battery to make sure it has good charge >12 v and all battery and starter wiring,plugs,connections are clean,tight and undamaged. If you remove spark plug and engine spins freely from the key, the engine compression release or valve clearance needs adjusted. It is probable the solenoid or starter is faulty, the starter Bendix/drive may be sticking. If you can, give the starter a couple sharp raps with a hammer or bar and then try to start.
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Ariens MaxZoom60... | Answered on Aug 27, 2016


The "START" relay needs to remain energized. Could be seat switch or other. See link below for wiring diagram.

https://www.jackssmallengines.com/jacks-parts-lookup/manufacturer/ariens/zero-turn-lawn-mowers/sport-zoom/915031-000101-009999-1232-sport-zoom-12hp-b-s-32-deck/wiring-diagram

Ariens Garden | Answered on Mar 29, 2020


chances are good that your problem has something to do with the throttle control on the dash. maybe a nut can be tightened up on the levers pivot? theres nothing on the carb thats adjustable for that problem i can see

Ariens Garden | Answered on Oct 20, 2019


The last 2 digits of your code give the year it was made so 2203 it means its made in 2003

Ariens Garden | Answered on Oct 01, 2019


My best guess would be the seat switch. That’s usually what causes both conditions to shut down the engine.

Ariens Garden | Answered on Jun 15, 2019


Contact Ariens directly to request the diagram.

Ariens Garden | Answered on Jun 06, 2019


if not level or not proper adjusted it will or pulley -bearing or tensioner problem -bent blades

Ariens Garden | Answered on May 28, 2019


With the lawnmower not running engage the blades, now you can use your hand to check the amount of tension as no parts should be moving so you won't have to take a trip to the er after doing so

Ariens Garden | Answered on Apr 24, 2019


Try cycling the safety switches.

1. Turn key to RUN position (1 position CCW from START)
2. Park Brake OFF/ON
3. PTO ON/OFF
4. Steering ARMs IN/OUT
5. Rise from operator seat and drop firmly into seat
6. Attempt start

If still doesn't run then likely the "START" relay. The Ariens have an atypical safety implementation and varies significantly model to model. Please comment below with your model number and I will assist further if need be.

Ariens Garden | Answered on Apr 23, 2019

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