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Grasshopper 718 Briggs 18HP suddenly stopped running

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by Grasshopper718, Jul 29, 2006.

  1. Grasshopper718

    Grasshopper718 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 1

    Hopefully this is an easy fix! I was coming to the end of a row on a Grasshopper 718 with a Briggs 18hp, when it suddenly stopped running. I've checked the seat switch and it checks out with my VOM. When i tried to restart it, it turns over very hard almost like a dead battery. I've tested the battery and it reads about 9.6Volts(LOW). I've put a booster charger on it and it still turns over hard (barely one revolution), like something is binding. I pulled the plugs out and it turns over, but still harder than i think it should. Can a generator go bad that fast and is that a possibility. Or any other ideas.
  2. Restrorob

    Restrorob LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,029

    If you read the third thread down from the top and post your engine numbers you may get a better response.
  3. one-jene

    one-jene LawnSite Member
    Messages: 16

    A couple of things to check are the battery connections and the fuses. I have seen corrosion on the main and start fuses that gave low voltage and the starter would not turn over the engine.

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