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Old 09-10-2017, 08:19 PM
FrankF3 FrankF3 is offline
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Question Neighbor's 1872

My next door neighbor went on vacation for a few weeks. Came back home and his lawn needed mowing. He tried to start his 1872 but the battery was dead. He called me over since I have been involved with cub cadets too. We put a car starter/jumper on it and when he tried to start it, the engine rolled/turned over maybe 1/2 a turn to a full turn based on the number of compression strokes we heard, then just stopped. Repeated attempts to start only result with the solenoid clicking and no turning over. It is like the engine is stuck. The battery is fully charged on the charger now, and when you attempt to turn it over both the positive cable and the neg cables from the battery can get quite warm.

Ideas on what to tell him to check first and an easy way to see what happened? My first ideas are the starter and the gov cam gear. Not necessarily in that order.

I was thinking of trying to spin it over manually to see if I can do that or if the starter bendix has jammed up somehow.

Thanks....
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