My lawn tractor wouldn't start today. It's a Sears Craftsman, 24-hp 48"
cut. I've been starting and running every two weeks during the winter to
keep the battery from draining (and also I use the tractor in winter to use
the cart to bring firewood up from the back of the property, and attach a
plow blade for snow).
Today it started and ran for maybe two seconds, then crapped out. I went
out and bought a battery charger. I hooked up the charger, and it indicated
it was charging (yellow). It went green (charged) after about 3 hours.
I then tried to start. It still would not turn over. I then put the
charger back on, and it is yellow (charging), not green (charged).
The tractor is only 2 1/2 years old. I've cut grass only in 2006 and 2007.
Any ideas? I do have a 3-yr warranty, but if easy to take care of before
calling Sears, I'd rather resolve. Bad battery? Other?