Hello all, me again.
Have a ‘96 SRX75 with the 9 HP Kawasaki engine. Got the mower used and have been fixing it up, so I don’t know the history on the mower.
When I go to crank the mower, sometimes it will crank fine and other times (about 50% of the time) the flywheel will spin once or twice and completely stop. I then have to reach behind me and spin the flywheel back in the opposite direction about a half turn. Usually then it will start right up and spin freely. While running it doesn’t give me any trouble and doesn’t seem to be missing or overheating.
Is this indicative of a sheared flywheel key? Or is there something else I should be looking at? The teeth on the starter perhaps?
The engine doesn’t burn any oil or leak any oil. Couldn’t be happier with the way it runs, just have this issue starting it.