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Old 05-15-2015, 05:57 PM   #1
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Riding mower will not fire up

My riding mower will not fire up, it just spins with plenty of battery strength but will not start. How can I fix it?
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Old 05-15-2015, 06:01 PM   #2
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What make/model/engine ?
You can try dribbling a small amount of fuel in the intake,and see if it starts. If it does,check: fuel filter, fuel solenoid,and fuel tank vent.
If it doesn't,check spark plugs for spark.
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If it is a single cylinder engine, 2 critical things can be checked by removing the spark plug. Reconnect the plug wire to the plug and ground the plug to the head and a nice blue spark should be seen across the plug gap.

While the plug is out check compression by holding thumb or finger tightly on plug hole. If it's difficult to hold your finger there compression is good enough to start.

If those are correct the 1/2 or so teaspoon of gas into the intake should fire and start momentarily.
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