Dixon won't start

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by shrlee, Jul 6, 2008.

  1. shrlee

    shrlee LawnSite Member
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    I have a 2005 Dixon Speedztr 44, model 40G777 died while idling, will turn but won't start, checked fuel which was fine, oil was low, added oil, checked fuel line, fuel filter, spark plug.
    Is there a safty feature that would shut it down if the oil is low?
    Is there anything else I can try before having to take it to the shop?
  2. MowerMedic77

    MowerMedic77 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,164

    Hi Shrlee Welcome to Lawnsite :)

    Not familiar with this unit but could you please post the engine model and serial #s
  3. shrlee

    shrlee LawnSite Member
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    The motor is a Briggs&Stratton Model 40G777/Type 0115E1/Code050204YG
    Serial #112989.
    The owners manual only advice was
    "Engine turns over but won't start"
    No fuel.......refuel and/or replace fuel filters
  4. MowerMedic77

    MowerMedic77 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,164

    Had a similar Briggs in a Husky Tractor recently and it had intermittent power to the fuel solenoid @ the front of the fuel bowl on the carb. The key switch was bad in this unit. So first thing to check is the battery, full 12 volts? Inspect the cables, loose, or corroded? Look through the wire harness for a fuse is it good or blown? Also inspect the wires and all the connectors for corrosion or loose connections. If all this checks out then you will need to test for power @ the solenoid with the key in the run position sometimes you can hear them "click".

    Let me know what you find after all these tests......

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