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riding mower

Posted by mark357 none (My Page) on
Thu, Aug 1, 13 at 13:59

I have a sears riding mower, model # 917.276071
26hp B&S engine.
Will not start unless you jump it.
New starter, battery and solenoid.
Only 5.5 volts at starter while starting with key.
Is the regulator bad? How do you test?

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RE: riding mower

Since that has a Briggs OHV, adjust the valves using the proper procedure.
Compression release function is dependent on correct valve lash.

RE: riding mower

Personally, I would clean the terminals / connectors at the battery, solenoid, starter and grounds to start with. By jumping- are you meaning jumping with another battery or across the solenoid or? is the new battery capable of cranking the starter?

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