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Old 03-31-2010, 07:31 AM
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Subaru 13.5 motor won't cold start

I bought the ride on lawn solutions aerator with the Subaru 13.5 motor and I hate it. Won't start cold. Today 41 degrees and won't even pop. I have lawns to aerate and can't get this machine started. I called LS and they said they had put too small a battery in it and to try pull starting it. That does not work either. Anybody have a suggestion? Even starting fluid won't get it going. The machine has 17 hours on it.
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Old 03-31-2010, 07:54 AM
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might be flooded,take the plug out and dry it off then check for spark while its out. If you have spark try it again. If it dont work i would be taking it back asap.
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Old 03-31-2010, 08:06 AM
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Thanks I took the plug out have a great spark.
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Old 03-31-2010, 08:08 AM
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well i would be at the place when they open { where you bought it } and they would either find the problem right away and fix it or refund my money no ifs ands or buttS!!!!!!!
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Old 03-31-2010, 08:12 AM
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I bought it directly from LS in Louisville and I am in ohio
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Old 03-31-2010, 08:24 AM
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Gas is fresh, switch is on, battery good, spark good, oil full, what am I missing?
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Old 03-31-2010, 08:39 AM
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Finally Got it started

Looks like the LS guys were right. I hooked the 50amp kick start charger up to the battery in the aerator and it started. Looks like I'll have to buy a bigger battery for this unit than the one that comes stock---only 275 CCA.
Looks like I only will lose about $150.00 on this today. Frustrating!
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Old 03-31-2010, 08:51 AM
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Lawn Solutions saves my day again.

LS called me this morning and said that I need to turn down the hydro pressure every time I start the machine. I have not been doing this so this appears to have been my fault from ignorance. Sorry LS

Anyway, I am glad I bought this aerator. I have 3 plugr aerators I have used for years and they are good but this thing is so much faster. I also am not BEAT at the end of the day.

One Suggestion---I'd like to see a parking brake on it to help keep it stable on the trailer.
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Old 03-31-2010, 08:57 AM
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We are working on one for traileriing.
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Old 03-31-2010, 11:01 AM
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What grade of oil do you have in it ? Straight 30 makes for harder cold starts, due to thickness of oil. Multi weight oil is better in cold starting situations. My Snow Blowers and cold weather equip. get 5W-30, my mowers and warm season equip get straight 30.
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