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Husqvarna Rider 155 will not start

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by rit5, Jun 21, 2004.

  1. rit5

    rit5 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 3


    My father has a Husqvarna Rider 155 that will start and run fine but when I turn it off, it may start up and may not. I checked the battery for voltage and it is around 13-volts which seems fine. I've cleaned contacts and checked the 15 amp fuse. I told him to have the battery checked under a load and then if that does not work, then it could be the starter. Any ideas?


  2. mkwl

    mkwl LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,700

    Check the fuses and safety interlocks.
  3. rit5

    rit5 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 3

    Do you know if there is a maintenance manual that shows all of the fuses and safety interlocks?


  4. Branching Out

    Branching Out LawnSite Member
    Messages: 109

    I don't think it's the battery unless you notice slow cranking only when hot. And even then, it might be the starter.

    Will it restart if allowed to cool off a bit?

    Branching out.....
    and on my own.........
  5. rit5

    rit5 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 3

    Well yes and no. I cleaned the battery terminals, then reconnected them, and it started. I thought that was it, but I cut it off after about a minute and then it started 2 or 3 times after that. But then it would not turn over after that. My father did think that it over-heated, but I've never heard of that happening on a mower. So I'm wondering if it is safety interlocks or the starter. Does anyone think that it could be the Ignition Lock?


  6. chuckers

    chuckers LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 657

    coil maybe? not positve
  7. saw man

    saw man LawnSite Bronze Member
    from utah
    Messages: 1,032

    Coil is possible. Sometimes these will not allow spark when they are hot. Check spark when this happens.

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