Jump to content

Unofficial Home of Old Simplicity & Allis-Chalmers Garden Tractors

Sign in to follow this  
casinojim

Slow cranking 16 hp Briggs

Recommended Posts

casinojim

Got a gilson cast iron started last week but slow so charged battery still the same positive cable got warm and saw a little smoke from solenoid tried (20) times some time will spin once but mostly slow or not at all??

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
DanD

Well, it's pretty much the usual suspects. If cable gets warm it's too small or has a bad connection. If smoke at the solenoid then obviously that's not right either. Probably should try a new solenoid.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
casinojim

Cables are tight now mower came with bigger battery 520 amps took off the starter not spinning smooth put some pb blaster. spins better going to let it sit a day or two. Looking for another starter thanks

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
rich_kildow

Sounds like starter to me. I've opened starters up and cleaned all the debris out...more of an experiment than a repair. In my experience that perks them right back up but it is certainly not a long term fix.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
BLT

Yiu would be best to clean the terminals where the smoking started. The smoking is also an indication that you have corroded connections or solder bloom which insulates the terminals and causing them to heat up when you pass a lot of amperage thru them.

Also, for DG try this.

Will save you a trip to repair shop.;)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
MrSteele

I would start cleaning all connection involved, grounds, hot wires, switch terminals, etc, before I went to expense of anything at all, or replacing anything, and I have spare parts laying around to use

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
casinojim

Starter is shot!! bearing so rusted fill like they are notched pull busted a bolt but was a first time cleaning one I think I can find one this weekend thanks for all the help and tips :D

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

Sign in to follow this  

  • Who's Online (See full list)

    • littlefan
    • CarlH
    • abu507
    • GregB
  • Today's Birthdays

    1. rokon2813
      rokon2813
      (56 years old)
  • Recent Status Updates

    • SonOfCreepfeed

      SonOfCreepfeed

      Thinkin' about this old girl.

      · 3 replies
    • Dean McFadden

      Dean McFadden

      Good morning peeps! I’m always searching for helpful information with my AC collection. Hope to find out new information and pass on my own experience in restoration. Here are some pics of my babies. I’m still looking for front rims for the 410 so yesterday I put the 310 wheels on took it for a drive. Working pretty good but still needs some carb work. Gotta get the 310 running next. Have a great day!😁
       

      · 1 reply
  • Adverts

×