12.5 Briggs and Stratton won't start

supratt94April 3, 2010

I have a 38" riding mower that is powered by a 12.5hp Briggs and Stratton. Yesterday I ran over something that I had to untangle from the blade. Didn't try to start it until today, and low and behold it won't start.

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That bites when they don't start. So what is it doing? Does it crank over anyways? Was the mower tipped to dislodge the debris? What kind / model mower is it?

    Bookmark   April 3, 2010 at 9:40PM
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It was tipped to untangle something it ran over. It is a Yard Machine 38" rider. For whatever reason the battery is dead. I didn't think the mower used the battery for anything but starting. I may have left it in the "on" position. So I jumped it and it was turning over. I changed the spark plug and sprayed carb cleaner in the intake. It started and ran for a while. I figured I'd leave good enough alone and I'll see if it starts again tomorrow. If so I'm going to buy another battery.

    Bookmark   April 3, 2010 at 11:31PM
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