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RodStayner

Bad day for the Sunstar

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RodStayner
I went to start my winter projet work on the 48" deck of my 16 HP Sunstar today and it wouldn't start. When I would turn the key, the solenoid would just hum and when I tried it again it would turn over very slowly. I thought the battery was low, but it was fine. So I thought I would push it into the heated shop. Wrong! First I had to pump up a flat. Then I think the cold temps must have frozen the relief on the hydro, because it wouldn't budge! I jacked up the rear and got it into the shop, and after it warmed up the rear end was fine (will check this out--I just changed the fluid and filter last fall) When I bought the tractor last May, I knew the deck needed some work like new bearings, blades, some bushings, and a good paint job. Wouldn't you know it: everything seemed okay when I parked it! Any ideas on the humming sound? I think it could be a bad solenoid, but I am going to clean up the cables first and try that.

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Bear
I am filling in for Bear Hope that your day has gotton better. Even though I do not have a sun star I know it is very disapointing when thing do not work like you want! Take care! Carol

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