Tries to start but will not turn engine

When i try to start , starter tries to engage but engine will not turn over

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Thankyou for the insight , Plan on checking the compression tomorrow . This problem started after i parked the lawnmower Refused to start ..


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robertq1 , I you are sure the battery is good and charged 12.4V+, try this, remove the spark plug and try the key, if engine now spins very easily with the plug out, the engine most likely needs valves adjusted because there is a lack of decompression. If engine does not turn over quickly/freely the problem is in the starting circuit, bad/loose/corroded battery connections, weak faulty solenoid/starter, Engine damaged/seized. Trouble shooting links below may help. Good luck. I hope this helped you out, if so let me know by pressing the helpful button.

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