Hustler Super Z not starting

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by scarr133, May 17, 2010.

  1. scarr133

    scarr133 LawnSite Senior Member
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    We have one of our Hustler Super Z 60" mowers that won't start. It cranks just fine, sounds strong, but won't fire up. We took it to service at the beginning of the year due to the same problem out of the blue, and they stated the battery just needed charged. They charged it, it worked fine for about a month. Then last week, it did the same thing. We went and just bought a new battery for it, installed the battery, fired up just fine. Now today, won't start again!!! WTF? ANyone else have a problem like this, and/or solution? Mower has 218.5 hours on it and is about 2 years old.
     
  2. ucfbrian

    ucfbrian LawnSite Member
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    If charging it or replacing the battery is taking care of the problem than it sounds like you are having a charging issue or a grounding issue.
     
  3. Mickhippy

    Mickhippy LawnSite Platinum Member
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    What engine is it?
    They had problems with a batch of 31 Kawi not charging. It was Kawi's fault, put some bearings in upside down or something. Mine had the problem but was repaired before I picked it up.
     
  4. gene gls

    gene gls LawnSite Gold Member
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    My 25 Kawi S/Z has done this for 2 years. Its a wire connection problem on mine. The dealer kept telling me the key switch was bad. After 3 new key switches in a few months I said screw it. Its in the wireing somewhere. When mine didn't start, I would remove the panel that the switch is mounted in and disconnect the wireing plug that connects to the key, reconnect it and it would start. If the mower started in the morning, I left it running all day.
     
  5. scarr133

    scarr133 LawnSite Senior Member
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    Well yesterday I replaced the fuel pump, still didn't start. Replaced the NEW battery we bought last week with the old one (which doesn't look very old at all), still didn't start. Removed both spark plugs (which were new at start of season) and cleaned them off with a wire brush, re-installed, mower started! It seems that for some reason, it's flooding out rather quickly fouling the plugs causing it not to start, I think. It started just fine this morning, so we'll see how long it lasts!
     
  6. westlawn

    westlawn LawnSite Member
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    I had this probelm with our 31 horse kawasaki super z. The fix was a new flywheel. The magnets on the original flywheel did not have enough magnetic strength for the charging system.
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  7. Mickhippy

    Mickhippy LawnSite Platinum Member
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    I was going to write flywheel! Dont know where bearings came from, although it was over a year ago.
    Anyway, mine was one of those that had to get the "flywheels" changed over!
     

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