That's a good one, unfortunately I have no clue
I replaced the air filter last summer. It seems clean. It was having starting issues and then I cleaned the carb and was able to mow for about 3-4 hours on Saturday and then I stopped to take a break. Now it won’t start. I’ll check for spark. It seems counterintuitive but could this be a battery problem?Is the air filter clean? When it won't start is it getting spark? Sounds like it's starved for fuel but it's hard to say. I know I had to replace the coil packs on my 717A that were causing the same type issue. It was running on 1 cylinder.
When you turn the key on to the run position does the solenoid make a loud click?I replaced: fuel filter, fuel pump, fuel shutoff solenoid, seat switch (because of pto switch) spark plugs and pulled the carb and cleaned it.
This was my thought too, especially since it sounds like you've already looked at / replaced most of the other usual culprits. I'd closely inspect all of the wiring harnesses that you can get a look at. Possible that something's been rubbing and finally worn through or you had a critter that chewed through a wire without you knowing it.It's spinning over? So are you getting spark? Turned on PTO and it died leads me to look at electrical safety stuff.
thanks for this. I have the same mower, so I will know what to look for in the future if/when this happens to me.I’m thinking I need a new ignition switch which apparently are a problem on this model. I’m gonna get one then I’ll give an update.
No problem! It was the ignition switch. It had gone bad. Swapped it out and it started mowing.thanks for this. I have the same mower, so I will know what to look for in the future if/when this happens to me.