Walker 25hp starter problem

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by Ryan Lightning, Oct 8, 2004.

  1. Ryan Lightning

    Ryan Lightning LawnSite Senior Member
    from CA
    Posts: 554

    The starter was making noise and and not starting easy and got to where you couldnt start it. So I changed the starter and it has a new battery. It started great the first 4-5 starts, then started doing it again. It makes noise and sounds like it spining, some times it grabs good but then the engine wont start real easy like it did when I first put the new starter in. I really need this mower asap. :realmad: Thank you for any help!
     
  2. xcopterdoc

    xcopterdoc LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 752

    Its possible you got a bad starter. However, I would have the charging system checked. New battery, new starter.. all is well for a while.. then, its acting up again.. sounds like the battery is draining due to a faulty charging system or lose/corroded connections. Check your battery connections, cables and the ground cables. If all is well there, have the charging system checked.
     
  3. Ryan Lightning

    Ryan Lightning LawnSite Senior Member
    from CA
    Posts: 554

    Theres a volt meter on the mower. It reads 14 when its running, and stays there. When I was trying to start it I think it was going to 12.
     
  4. xcopterdoc

    xcopterdoc LawnSite Senior Member
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    Check ALL your electrical connections, have the new battery checked..load tested, if all is well.. I'd say you bought a bad starter. Exchange it and see what happens.
     
  5. Ryan Lightning

    Ryan Lightning LawnSite Senior Member
    from CA
    Posts: 554

    Thanks for the help. I checked all the connections and there was no corrotion at all. Theres one wire that clips to the starter, it was loose, I had to pull it out a little to be tight, Now it starts fine again. I probally changed the starter for nothing :dizzy: Maybe someone can learn from my mistake. lol
     
  6. mcambrose

    mcambrose LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 511

    Yes, I think you identified your original problem. The wire was to the solenoid which engages the starter to the engine. Never hurts to have a spare starter.
     

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