I Turn the Key on My Riding Lawn Mower and Nothing Happens

This can be frustrating when you have a yard that needs mowed and you get nothing when the key is turned.

Let’s see if we can turn some of that frustration into a mower that starts and runs.

Check easy first.

Is the mower in gear? If so, place it in neutral. Is the PTO switch engaged? If so, disengage it. Do you have the clutch pedal pressed completely down? If not, press it in further. Are you sitting on the seat? You must be in the seated position on some mowers before they will start.

Is the main fuse blown? You can find it either under the hood or under the seat near the battery. It will always be located near the battery in almost all riding lawn mowers.

If the fuse is good, have the battery tested at your local parts store or check for voltage with a volt meter or VOM. Also check the battery terminal connections to ensure that they are clean of any corrosion and tight.

If the problem still persists, it is time to call in a professional riding lawn mower repair technician. Check our Locations page for one near you.

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Riding Mower Will Not Move

If your riding lawn mower will not move under power, check the following things to see if you can discover why it is not moving.

First check the tow rod to ensure that it is pushed in. It is normally located at the back of the rider and is a small wire rod that pushes in and pulls out.

Make sure the gear selector is in gear and any Hi or Lo levers are not in neutral.

Check the brake to ensure that it is not set to on.

If you have checked all those and it still doesn’t move, look under the mower and check to see if the belts are on their pulleys and that the belt has not broken. There are either one or two belts in the drive system. One goes from the engine crankshaft pulley to the transmission and another may go from a separate pulley to the transmission.

If everything looks fine, then it is time to call in a lawn mower specialist to look at this problem and resolve it. Check our locations page for a small engine repair shop near you.

Riding Lawn Mower Won’t go in Reverse

If you can go forward but not reverse, let’s be sure we are on the same page with this problem. Will the gear lever move into reverse? Or does the gear lever not go all the way into reverse?

If it goes into reverse, you may have a transmission problem that needs inspected. If it doesn’t go all the way into reverse, check to see if there is something such as a stick or debris at the transmission shift shaft that is blocking it.

Debris can cause the shaft to not move in a certain direction or block it from its normal travel. If you cannot find anything that is causing it to not go into reverse, this would be a good point to take your mower to a repair shop for an evaluation. You can visit our locations page here to search for a lawn mower repair shop near you.

Sometimes the shifting parts get bent or seize up with rust. A bolt can become sheared or a pin come loose. There are many different things that will cause this issue and a good lawn mower professional will find the issue and resolve it.

Riding Lawn Mower Maintenance

Maintenance is one of the most important things you can do for your riding lawn mower. Without the proper maintenance, your lawn mower will suffer from an early breakdown.

Most breakdowns can be prevented by your normal routine maintenance. Things like having the battery serviced every year, changing the air, oil and fuel filters as well as changing the oil. A riding lawn mower is a machine and like any other machine, parts will wear and eventually break.

To avoid these costly breakdowns, you should take your riding lawn mower to a repair shop and have it serviced each year. The best time to have one serviced is in the winter months when the shop is slower and you won’t have to wait very long for the service to be completed.

During the winter most shops are not rushed so you should receive a better quality service than you would when they are backed up weeks in advance.

You can find a list of riding lawn mower repair shops on our locations page.

Maintaining anything is important to keeping it running its best. A breakdown in the summer months can be a long wait to get your mower back.

 

My Riding Lawn Mower Won’t Crank

When we say “won’t crank”, let’s define what that means. It normally means that the lawn mower engine will not turn over or the starter is not engaging and rotating the engine to make it start.

So if your riding lawn mower engine will not crank, it could be a number of things that cause this.

First, check out your main fuse to see if it has blown. It should be located under the hood or under the body at the back of the mower. If the fuse checks out good, then you will want to ensure the battery is fully charged and that is has enough cranking amps to turn the starter. Test the battery or take it to an auto parts store and let them check it for you.

If the battery is good and the connections are clean, this is a good time to call in a professional riding lawn mower mechanic and let them inspect, diagnose and troubleshoot your mower starting problem. Visit our locations page for a riding lawn mower mechanic near you.

Riding lawn mowers are sophisticated machines today and it takes the right skill and training to properly diagnose a starting issue. You want to be sure that your lawn mower is repaired correctly and that you can put it back to use cutting the lawn.

 

Cub Cadet Riding Lawn Mower Repair Hartford CT

Is your Cub Cadet mower not working properly? Is it hard to start or won’t start at all? Did you break a deck or drive belt? Does it make some strange noises that you cannot seem to locate?

Those are a couple of problems that we routinely see in the shop and can stop your Cub Cadet riding lawn mower in its tracks. But what will prevent these types of issues is having your lawn mower serviced each year. Each year your Cub Cadet riding lawn mower should be serviced.

By keeping your mower properly serviced each year, it will start better and run longer.

Servicing your lawn mower each year will ensure that it works better and that problems are caught before they become major issues. An annual service must be performed each year and this cannot be skipped or your mower will not last as long as it should. This could be 10 or more years if it is well taken care of.

Every model is different and known to have a particular issue. By knowing these machines, we can focus on those issues to help us repair them more quickly. Most of those issues can be resolved without too much of a problem and your mower back in operation fairly quickly.

Without the proper servicing each year, small problems can become large one and before long a breakdown will occur.  Preventive maintenance is the key to keeping your lawn mower cutting grass just like it should. The major things such as an oil change, air and fuel filter changes as well as the spark plugs are very important to keep the engine running well.

The spring tune-up is vital to a long and strong running lawn mower. Things like an oil change, air and fuel filter changes as well as lubricating the chassis are all items that must be accomplished. You can help by keeping the engine, deck and transmission clean of any grass clippings and other debris.

You can bring your riding lawn mower to our shop and let us check it out for you. Our lawn mower repair technicians can perform a diagnostic service to ensure that it is working as it should and will run stronger for longer. A great running machine makes the job of yard work easier and faster.

When you need Cub Cadet Riding Lawn Mower Repair in  Hartford CT, call our shop or bring it by today!

 

Craftsman Riding Lawn Mower Repair Hartford CT

Do you need expert Craftsman riding lawn mower repair?

Craftsman has been selling great lawn mowers for many years and their brand is one of the most well known in the country. There is a model to suit any size and type of lawn imaginable and they continue to keep making them better each year.

Sometimes our Craftsman riding lawn mower breaks down and needs some special attention to get it going once again. Our shop is ready to help with your riding lawn mower repair needs and we are happy to help.

Lawn mowers today are very complex machines and require certain processes to repair them.

If you need assistance with an engine problem, chassis or transmission, we will carefully inspect your lawn mower. Then we will begin the process of troubleshooting, diagnosing and repairing it. Once the repair is complete, we will perform a test of that system to ensure that the repairs perform as they should.

Our team of expert lawn mower mechanics are just a phone call away and can help you with all sorts of lawn mower problems.

So when you need expert Craftsman Riding Lawn Mower Repair in Hartford CT, call us or bring it by today!

Troy-Bilt Riding Lawn Mower Repair Danbury CT

The Troy-Bilt rider is an excellent machine that works hard to keep your lawn in perfect condition. With just some routine maintenance and care, it will continue to work hard for you each season.

When your lawn mower is not working, it could have failed for many different reasons. One of the most common is bad fuel that goes stale over time. With the ethanol in our fuel today, it speeds up this process of fuel going bad. Once the fuel begins to phase separate, it will solidify in the main jet and idle jet causing it to not start or run poorly.

Riding lawn mowers are like any other machine. They break down from time to time and need repaired for things like a dead battery, a broken deck or drive belt or a transmission or engine problem. These are some common things that all lawn mowers will experience from time to time. Like any machine, your lawn mower will break down eventually.

Our shop will provide a thorough inspection of the riding lawn mower and then begin the diagnosis and troubleshooting process. Once we complete that phase of the repair, we can adjust any parts or replace them as needed. Then a thorough testing will begin to ensure that those repairs resolved the problem.

If your Troy-Bilt rider is in need of a professional lawn mower repair mechanic, give us a call today and let us check it out for you.

When you need expert care for your Troy-Bilt riding lawn mower, our shop is here to help.

Call our shop for all your Troy-Bilt Riding Lawn Mower Repair in Danbury CT.

Toro Riding Lawn Mower Repair Danbury CT

Is your Toro rider in need of repair or its annual service? Our shop has the trained technicians and quality parts that will get your lawn mower back up and running quickly.

Toro riding lawn mowers are great machines and will last for a very long time. We have seen some of their older models that were 40 years old and are still out cutting grass today. You can make yours last for a long time with the right amount of maintenance and care.

Your mower is a big investment for your lawn care program and repairing it instead of forking out a lot of money for a new one is a great decision. Repairing your mower is also the environmentally responsible thing to do so it doesn’t end up in the landfill.

Lawn mowers work in a very tough environment. Their blades kick up dirt and debris which clogs up air filters, covers engines and transmissions and makes them run hotter. Part of keeping a lawn mower working its best is to keep it clean after each use.

Lawn mowers do breakdown from time to time and our technicians will carefully look at the overall machine. Then they will inspect, troubleshoot and diagnose the problem it is having. Parts will then be changed or adjusted to get it back running well once again.

Just give us a call and let us check out your Toro riding lawn mower and repair it or perform your annual service.

Call us for all your Toro Riding Lawn Mower Repair Needs in Danbury CT.

 

 

John Deere Riding Lawn Mower Repair Danbury CT

The John Deere riding lawn mower is a well known brand and very popular in our agricultural state. With the many tractors out in the fields, it was only natural that the John Deere riding lawn mowers would be popular to take expert care of our lawns and landscaping.

In our somewhat wet region of the country, the grass grows fast and keeps growing well into November some years.  With the great amount of sunshine that we receive, your lawn will look great all summer long. A great running lawn mower is important to keep your lawn looking great.

Some things you can do to make your lawn mower last longer is to keep it clean after each mowing. Use a leaf blower or compressed air to blow off the engine and transmission as well as the deck.

John Deere has a proud tradition of making great riding lawn mowers that work hard year after year taking care of your lawn. Their mowers have come from generations of engineering to make them the best they can be. When you have over a hundred years of experience making machines, you can draw on that to perfect them.

With our lush green lawns in Danbury CT, we work hard to keep them looking their best and our property values intact. You mower in good running condition with sharp blades will make it look great all season long. Taking care of our lawn is something we take pride in and work hard all summer long to make it look great.

You should have your John Deere riding lawn mower tuned up each year to ensure that it is ready for the mowing season. Your mower works hard from April to October most years and never takes a break until winter. Then it sits for months and may have a hard time starting up in the spring. But we can help get your lawn mower back up and running again so it is ready for this year.

Our lawn mower service technicians will take your lawn mower and perform a complete tune-up and repair any other issues that you are experiencing.

Just give us a call and let us take expert care of your John Deere riding lawn mower today.

Call us for all your  John Deere Riding Lawn Mower Repair in Danbury CT.