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Trouble Shooting Question for Walker not starting

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by affprop, Apr 18, 2003.

  1. affprop

    affprop LawnSite Member
    Messages: 57

    I did the service on my Walkers all my mowers actually, took one of them out today to spring rake a yard, started fine no problems, loaded on to trailer to come home, get home to unload wont start, look at the battery gauge down to 12, thinking might need a boost, still wont start, check all safety sensors, fine. So now I start wiggling key back and fourth and really twisting it, things start to happen, starter clicks and turns over. Ok so is it starter, soloinoid, or key switch? Or is it something I havent talked about? Im kinda in a bind because I will need both Walkers next week and my repair facility is booked solid. Any suggestions? Thanks.
  2. KEY switch. They do go bad.
  3. kels

    kels LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 280

    I hear the swithces are weak.
  4. MikeLT1Z28

    MikeLT1Z28 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,732

    shoot some wd-40 or liquid graphite down in the cylinder and on the key and see if that helps. mine sat on in the weather once and got really hard to turn. see if that helps.

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