Problems with a used Hustler

Discussion in 'Hustler Turf Equip (Archived)' started by kdogginga, Oct 18, 2010.

  1. kdogginga

    kdogginga LawnSite Member
    Messages: 1

    I recently aquired a HUSTLER MINI Z with a 24h.p. Honda engine with a few small problems that I am hoping someone can help me with. I have a new key switch and starter but the only way i can start it is to short out the starter. It also will not charge the battery . I can charge the battery and it runs and operates great . I was thinking these two problems may be related ,but I don't know.This is the first zero turn mower that I have owned.I really did'nt think I would like it but after some practice I can't see myself using anything else. From what I can tell this Hustler is a great machine .
  2. mowerconsultant

    mowerconsultant LawnSite Fanatic
    Male, from Syracuse, NY
    Messages: 9,769

    How old is this unit? what is the model and serial #?
    Did you buy the Hustler part # or aftermarket?
    Otherwise you need to start tracing the voltage back from the starter and checking every connection, relays, fuses and terminals.


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