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new scag with 28hr in shop

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Frontier-Lawn, Dec 12, 2009.

  1. Frontier-Lawn

    Frontier-Lawn LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,955

    well my new scag z 48" with 28hrs in shop with a broke fuel guage and a starter that clicks and wont start until i bang on the top of the starter gears.

    this sucks
  2. greenred

    greenred LawnSite Senior Member
    from IL
    Messages: 916

    That sucks. What kind of Scag is it?
  3. Frontier-Lawn

    Frontier-Lawn LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,955

  4. MJB

    MJB LawnSite Silver Member
    from Wa
    Messages: 2,869

    Sounds like you have dirt or dust in your starter. Next time blow it out and see if it will start. Leaf cleanups cause this to happen on some units that aren't sealed enough.

    STIHL GUY LawnSite Fanatic
    from CT
    Messages: 5,226

    that stinks will it be covered under warranty??
  6. ed2hess

    ed2hess LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,452

    The unit has a fuel gauge in it? You mean the one in top of the gas cap? Did you try charging the battery? I would look for loose wires up to the starter including the ground.
  7. Frontier-Lawn

    Frontier-Lawn LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,955

    shop said they would call me after talking to scag.
  8. toolmaker1967

    toolmaker1967 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 22

    Is it a briggs or the Vangaurd?
    also what hp?
  9. mrgreen3

    mrgreen3 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 34

    Why would the shop have to talk to Scag? Fix the darn starter and gauge..Pretty simple.
  10. Grits

    Grits LawnSite Silver Member
    from Florida
    Messages: 2,994

    Should have bought a Hustler.

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