The John Deere mower is known for its intuitive design, reliability, and ability to make yard work a breeze. But sometimes, when it's time to rise, shine, and hit the turf, yours may have decided to take the day off for reasons unbeknownst to you. It’s happened to all of us, and we’d be lying if we said that didn’t include us.

You try and try, and no matter what you do, it just won’t budge. What gives? We’re here to help you find out. Here are some of the more common reasons that may explain why your John Deere mower is having trouble starting.

1. It’s out of gas!

This may seem too easy to be true, but it’s overlooked more often than you might think. Go ahead and check that tank.

2. You’ve got a 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 like normal. If this is the case, a replacement may be in order.

3. Your spark plug is dirty.

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 it might be time to replace it.

4. You might have a bad starter solenoid on your hands.

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

5.The carburetor is experiencing issues.

The carburetor’s function is one of the most important in any mower, and it’s also one of the most prone to malfunction. Luckily, it’s also one of the easiest to fix. A few carburetor problems include clogging, cracking, or falling out of adjustment, all of which can be corrected at a trusted John Deere service facility like South Plains Implement.

6. The air filter is dirty.

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 normal. If you’re experiencing start-up issues with your John Deere 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 — it’s a sign of a job well done! And if you’ve run into a start-up roadblock with your John Deere mower, these are some of the most common problems you can expect to find when you dig a bit deeper.

If our suggested quick fixes don't do the trick, then let us take a look! Our team of experienced technicians has the tools and the knowledge needed to get to the bottom of (and fix!) any issue that’s preventing you from getting to work.


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