Exmark mower turns over slow but starts

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by meets1, Dec 8, 2012.

  1. meets1

    meets1 LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,857

    Queatin is I have 4 of these machines. All the same. The one machine is two years old and it seems as though it turns over slowly but starts. The other mowers seem to turn over and with a different sound it. Ay ideas? Battery going, starter, not sure.
  2. dieselss

    dieselss LawnSite Silver Member
    from NWI....
    Messages: 2,089

    To answer yes, maybe, test don't guess
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  3. M & MD Lawn

    M & MD Lawn LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 518

    Sounds like the starter..maybe even the solenoid...However I agree..tests don't lie
  4. jsslawncare

    jsslawncare LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,673

    My guess would be the battery.
  5. bls47303

    bls47303 LawnSite Senior Member
    from Indiana
    Messages: 354

    You might also check the valves. if they arent properly adjusted it will turn over hard.
  6. rbljack

    rbljack LawnSite Senior Member
    from Texas
    Messages: 731

    I think this is whats wrong with mine also. Previous owner changed battery and sol, but it would start right up sometimes and others, it would simply "click, click" and not crank. If I manually move the piston back off the compression stroke, it will get enough momentum to compress and crank again. So my valves arent set quite right I think.

    Before any of those things, check the batter connections for a solid and clean connections. Start with the battery. gyood luck
  7. sjessen

    sjessen LawnSite Platinum Member
    Male, from Knoxville, Tn
    Messages: 4,815

    Your issue might be the starter.
  8. 44DCNF

    44DCNF LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,829

    Are they all filled with the same viscosity oil?
  9. Darryl G

    Darryl G Inactive
    Messages: 9,500

    And truly all the same? Not some gear drive and some hydro?
  10. piston slapper

    piston slapper LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,337

    Exmark makes many different mowers and uses many different engines...
    I don't even think I could give you generic advice that would be useful without more info..

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