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john deere x304 with kawasaki fh491 wont start

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2018/05/24 22:31:55 (permalink)
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john deere x304 with kawasaki fh491 wont start

This mower has had problems since I first bought it, 10 years ago.  last few years, its had starting problems, almost like a dead spot in starter.  started sometimes, sometimes after rocking mower forward or back, & sometimes after jumping battery.  now wont start at all, but has quiet hum or whine.  Replaced both spark plugs, and starter relay, had battery checked at mower dealer, & it was good.  going to pull starter tomorrow & see if it spins while connected to battery.  any other ideas?  cant get it into dealer at this time.  

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    Mikel1
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    Re: john deere x304 with kawasaki fh491 wont start 2018/05/25 21:57:54 (permalink)
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    Sounds like a good idea, how did it go?
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    Re: john deere x304 with kawasaki fh491 wont start 2018/05/26 00:50:14 (permalink)
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    nothing.  ordered starter & solenoid today.  thankfully using neighbors mower until late next week, since all shipping is delayed due to holiday.
     
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    Re: john deere x304 with kawasaki fh491 wont start 2018/05/26 07:42:05 (permalink)
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    Also while at it check your valve clearances as it sound you burn the starter up because the ACR (automatic compression release) is inactive. This eases the start up compression of the engine.
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    Re: john deere x304 with kawasaki fh491 wont start 2018/05/26 10:33:57 (permalink)
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    that sounds a little above my expertise, but i'll try it after starter & solenoid.  thanks. 
     
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