I have a 10 year old Sears Craftsman Lawn Tractor with the
15.5 hp Kohler engine.
The last couple of times that I have mowed the engine would
start and run fine for quite a while, then it would miss
briefly and then quit.
It would however start back up for me when I jumped it off.
I have always had trouble keeping the battery charged and
have jumped it off using the car for years.
The last time I attempted to mow, I jumped the mower off
as usual. After it started, I disconnected the jumper
cables and closed the hood of my car. The mower ran fine
for about a minute then it started missing and quit running.
At this point I would only get clicking from the solenoid
when I turned the key. I was advised to replace the solenoid.
After doing so, It started fine. However, the moment I removed
the positive cable from the battery, the engine shut off.
Now when I attempt to start it I don't get anything.
I am sure that this is an electrical problem but do
not think that it is isolated to one specific cause.
Any help would be appreciated. Thanks!