Whats the problem?

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by lawnman24949, Sep 4, 2011.

  1. lawnman24949

    lawnman24949 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 145

    I have a 2010 Ferris ZTR and the last week its been causing me some problems. It has just over 500 hours on it and was wondering if maybe it just needed a new starter. Also I don't know if this gives you any help but I cut with it Wednesday and I got thru a few lawns and getting ready to start the next lawn it wouldn't start and wasn't even turning over. So I just used the walk behind and at the next lawn I thought i would try it and it fired right up and didn't have any problems the rest of the week. I finished all my lawns Friday and went camping till today and came home and thought i would cut the lawn and it did the same thing as early but 5 minutes later it started and worked fine on the whole lawn. Just curious if any know what might be wrong.
  2. Kylec3

    Kylec3 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 127

    having a similar problem with a scag of ours...usually happens first time we go to start it in the morning...sometimes a few times a week..sometimes once a week...depends...when we tap on the starter llightly with hammer while turning ignition and holding choke up...it usually starts up..but sometimes gives us problems
  3. TuffWork

    TuffWork LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 506

    It's one of two things. A loose connection at the battery or the starter. OR it needs a new starter.

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