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12.5 Briggs and Stratton won't start

Posted by supratt94 (My Page) on
Sat, Apr 3, 10 at 19:58

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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RE: 12.5 Briggs and Stratton won't start

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?

RE: 12.5 Briggs and Stratton won't start

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.

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