Toro g3 29hp kawi won't crank

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by american dream, Nov 30, 2012.

  1. american dream

    american dream LawnSite Senior Member
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    I went to start my toro today and it would do nothing.I checked battery it's good,when I sit on the mower and try to start it will just click click that's it.If I try to start while not on the mower I don't even get that.Don't know if that is related with it but I always could start the mower weather I was on or off as long as the controls were in neutral and brake on.any ideas?

    2009 toro 60" g3 29hp Kawasaki 900 hr
     
  2. Monroe74

    Monroe74 LawnSite Senior Member
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    When you say you checked it, you are still getting close to 12 volts when you turn the key?
     
  3. american dream

    american dream LawnSite Senior Member
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    I took the battery out and took to auto store and they did a load test and said battery was 100%• when u turn the key it sounds like the starter try's but locks up.
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  4. Monroe74

    Monroe74 LawnSite Senior Member
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    Can you turn the engine with a socket and ratchet?
     
  5. Monroe74

    Monroe74 LawnSite Senior Member
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    If so, possible ground issue.
    Maybe pistonslapper will chime in
     
  6. american dream

    american dream LawnSite Senior Member
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    What is weird is I just ran this mower few weeks ago and all seemed good,went to use today and this happens!
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  7. grasscutter24

    grasscutter24 LawnSite Member
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    Lift the seat up and push the safety switch (entire metal bar that is sown into the bottom) upwards. I ran into the same problem and that's what it ended up being.
     
  8. american dream

    american dream LawnSite Senior Member
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    I tried jumping that safty and still no good . What do you mean push it up ?
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  9. grasscutter24

    grasscutter24 LawnSite Member
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    When lifting the seat all the way up. Underneath the seat you will see a metal bar, which is the safety switch that is actually sown into the seat. Push the bar into the seat some. Let me know if you can't find it.
     
  10. grasscutter24

    grasscutter24 LawnSite Member
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    It looks more like a metal plate than a bar.
     

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