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Tractor Stalled will not start

Posted by Rever75 none (My Page) on
Sun, Oct 27, 13 at 13:04

I have a Craftsman YS4500 lawn tractor that stalled while riding it. It no longer starts but tries to turn over. I tested the battery and the seliniod and both rest good. Any tips before I have to call repair.

Thanks
Rich


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RE: Tractor Stalled will not start

IF you didn't load test the battery, you haven't tested the battery. 8 penlight batteries will produce 12V, but not crank an engine.

Providing the Sears 917 number would allow us to see a schematic for that tractor and determine which engine it has.

IF it has a Briggs OHV engine, it may need a valve adjustment.
Proper valve lash is required for the compression release to function.


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RE: Tractor Stalled will not start

It is a Kohler Courage 21 HP High Performance Pro Twin Cam OHV.


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RE: Tractor Stalled will not start

"It is a Kohler Courage 21 HP High Performance Pro Twin Cam OHV."
1. It's not a twin cam engine.
2. That doesn't help a bit to find the schematic.


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RE: Tractor Stalled will not start

917-288341 is the modle # I found on the tractor. Sorry just read what was written on the engine.


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RE: Tractor Stalled will not start

Since it cranks, battery or solenoid isn't the issue.
Let's figure it's got to be-

lack of fuel
or
lack of spark.

You could try priming the carb with a couple teaspoons worth of gas and see if it tries to fire
or
Check for spark to the spark plugs.
I'd recommend getting a relatively low cost spark tester for this.

BTW- You DO have twin cams! I was thinking of the Kohler Command engine. Sorry.


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RE: Tractor Stalled will not start

Thanks for the suggestions! I'll look at the spark plug. I was also gonna try and jump the starter and also pin out the Seat Sensor. I'll update when I get these looked at.


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RE: Tractor Stalled will not start

You can get a schematic at searspartsdirect.com

Keep in mind, ANYTHING that grounds the "M" terminal of the key switch will kill spark.


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