I was 1.5 hours into mowing the grass with my X320 last night when I stopped to talk to my neighbor for a few minutes. After talking, I turned the key and the mower would barely crank. Then after a couple more tries it cranked over fine, but would not start. Then I stopped and tried again and it would barely crank again. My neighbor got his jumper cables and I tried again and it cranked over fine but would not start no matter how many times I tried. It has never done this before.
It has gas in it. The blades were turned off. The brake was pressed. It should have started right up.
Now the first time I went to start the mower for the year a few weeks ago, after sitting all winter, it would not start. I had to jump it. When I pulled the red cover off of the battery terminal to hook up the jumper cables a few weeks ago, the red battery terminal cover was packed solid with corrosion. I scraped out as much corrosion as I could and then hooked up the jumper cables and it started just fine and I have been using it for the last few weeks with no problems.
So I do not understand why it would crank but not start last night after stopping to talk to my neighbor.
Would the corrosion on the battery terminal cause this situation? It cranks over, but won't start. I had scraped most of the corrosion off, but never cleaned it properly a few weeks ago.
I have not tried to start it yet today.