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Old 07-18-2008, 09:08 PM   #1
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Murray yard tractor won't start


10 year old Murray 17HP 46". New Battery. Engine won't turn over. Any ideas?
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Old 07-18-2008, 09:14 PM   #2
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Murray yard tractor won't start


Did you check for blown fuses?
Is it out of gear?
Did you check all the safety switches? (under the seat, netural, blade out of drive...)
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Old 07-19-2008, 09:11 AM   #3
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Murray yard tractor won't start


Check the solenoid if the mount is broken it is not grounded.
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Old 07-19-2008, 09:20 AM   #4
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Check battery voltage at the posts with a test light or voltmeter.

If the light goes out when attempting to crank it is a bad battery or it's low on charge.

If the light dims slightly it is the current draw from the solenoid but the starter motor is not drawing current which means the internal solenoid contacts are worn out.

If the light doesn't dim at all, clean the posts/terminals with sandpaper.
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