Scag 61' Turf Tiger wont start.
I have a 61" Turf Tiger with the 27hp Kawasaki engine. I was mowing and turned it off when a friend stopped by. They left within about 15 minutes, and when I tried to restart, there was nothing. Typically when the key is turned to ÂonÂ I can hear the fuel pump turn on, but there was nothing. During my trouble shooting it would sporadically turn on (when the key was ÂonÂ), but stops immediately when the key is moved to ÂstartÂ
*Battery voltage is in excess of 12.5 volts.
*I checked the operation of all the safety switches for short / open functionality (left and right control, park brake, and seat).
*Voltage to fuel pump seems to range between 7.5 and 9.5 volts with the key ÂonÂ and the fuel pump Disconnected. The readings always started .5 to 1 volt below the the final reading (capacitor?)
*Voltage to the fuel pump is about 4.5 volts with the key ÂonÂ and the fuel pump Connected.
*Replaced key switch
Any ideas as to the cause?
Some background information that may or may not be relevant:
8 weeks ago I had the misfortune of sliding sideways into my pond. (I would recommend against trying this yourself) The mower was nearly completely submerged, no water was ingested. The safety switches were cleaned, the starting relay was replaced, the starter was rebuilt, hydraulic oil replaced, and the fuel tank drained of water. There was no evidence of water in the engine oil. It has operated without incident since. There is a black box filled with epoxy that I think is used with the safety switches, and a box on the side of the engine that I think is the engine control chip. Both seem to be impervious to water.
Any suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks!