Mower Not Turning Over

denpireSeptember 17, 2011

Need some help. Here's what my 15hp B&S mower sounds like when I turn the key. Jumped battery, changed spark plug and no luck. Click on below hyperlink to hear what it sounds like. Is this a bad starter? Thanks very much.

Here is a link that might be useful: Mower video/audio

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rosemallow(z7 Md)

Sounds like the starter gear is not engaging the flywheel.

    Bookmark   September 17, 2011 at 10:40PM
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denpire

Is that the starter that I hear? If so, I'll have to check to see if the gear is broken or disengage? Thank you.

    Bookmark   September 17, 2011 at 11:26PM
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1saxman

They are right. Everything is working except the starter gear is not engaging the flywheel.

    Bookmark   September 18, 2011 at 12:52PM
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ewalk

Sounds like the Bendix drive is not engaging . Ensure you have good clean and tight connections so that proper voltage is reaching the starter motor.

    Bookmark   September 18, 2011 at 12:57PM
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tomplum

That's the very same noise I here when Donna calls.... Either the drive itself is worn or the battery cables are switched side to side.

    Bookmark   September 18, 2011 at 1:58PM
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