The John Deere riding and zero turn mowers are known for their intuitive design, reliability and ability to make yard work a breeze. But sometimes when you're ready to hit the ground running, your mower isn't. No matter what you do, it just won't start - so what gives? We are here to help you find out! Here are some of the more common reasons to explain why your John Deere mower is having issues starting.


It is out of gas!

This may seem like common sense, but it's often overlooked. Go ahead and double-check that tank.


Clogged fuel filter

The fuel filter is responsible for filtering out sediment from the gasoline before it enters the engine. Over time, it can become clogged preventing the proper fuel flow and rendering your engine incapable of starting up as it should. If this is the case, visit with your local SPI Parts Department to purchase a replacement fuel filter.


Dirty Spark Plug

First, check the spark plug wires for the proper connections. If those appear to be in order, a dirty spark plug may be to blame and needs replacing.


Bad Starter Solenoid

Most modern John Deere mowers come equipped with electrical starting systems. Do you hear a clicking noise when trying to start up your mower? A bad starter solenoid could be the culprit. A starter solenoid is a low-amp relay system that bridges the electrical connection between the battery and the starter. If this is defective, it will prevent your mower from starting and needs to be replaced.


Carburetor Issues.

The carburetor's function is one of the most important in any mower, and it is most likely to be the one to malfunction. Luckily, the carburetor is also one of the easiest issues to repair. Carburetor problems may include clogging, cracking or falling out of adjustment, all of which can be corrected at your local South Plains implement.


Dirty Air Filter

When an air filter becomes overridden with dirt, dust, and debris, it can have difficulty allowing clean air to pass through rendering the engine incapable of performing like it should. If you're experiencing start-up issues with your John Deere riding or zero turn mower, a new air filter just might do the trick.


Nothing runs like a Deere, but as any experienced mower will tell you, every piece of equipment can expect some level of wear and tear. If our suggested quick fixes do not fix you up, then let our experts at South Plains Implement take a look! Our team of experienced technicians have the tools and knowledge needed to get to the root of the problem and repair any issue preventing you from getting to work!

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