what’s wrong with my craftsman riding mower?

my ridingmower wasn’t used for about a month because it was raining here in houston and now when i try to use it i hear a rapid paced clicking sound. the battery is new. what’s wrong with my mower 

21 Answers

  • 1 month ago

    Carry on to garden.

  • ?
    Lv 5
    1 month ago

    These batteries are notorious for going dead in no time. Purchase a trickle charger on Amazon for $15 and leave it hooked up when mower isn't being used.

  • 2 months ago

    you need to recharge the battery after a month of no charging.  not unusual.  check voltage -- if it is 12 volts, a trickle charger overnight intended for a car will do the job

  • 2 months ago

    The rapid clicking sounds like the solenoid is trying to engage the starter without success.  Often due to a low battery but there can be other causes, including poor connections, dodgy wiring, faulty starter and so on.

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  • 2 months ago

    Did you take the plastic covers off the battery terminals prior to connection?

  • garry
    Lv 5
    2 months ago

    sounds you know a lot about moving wet grass dont you ..think about it and read the manual on wet grass .

  • 2 months ago

    Could be a lot of things:

    Piston return springs

    Muffler bearing

    Johnson gasket

    Bumper valves

    Turbo brake

    Battery filter

    Catalytic inverter

  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    Battery is new but is not charged? ...OR Battery clamps were not clean and put on clean shiny posts and clamped  hard...OR the connection at the starter motor is corroded (white or greenish build up- it needs to be clean) AND THAT IS ABOUT IT.

    If you have a battery charger that stuffs out 10Amp then clamp it on and go make a coffee.  It almost has a full charge but needs a bit more.

    . 1 garage sale battery charger that does 6 or 12 volt with 10 amps has been used 100 times. Very useful tool for 5 bucks.  Works on cars, motorcycles, boats, planes,..where ever there is a lead acid battery.

    . It could be new, but old stock at the same time.  If it is easier, take the battery back to the store and show them your receipt.  Batteries do go flat just sitting on the shelf.  The battery is new when they have to put acid in the battery and charge it up. There is no acid in a brand new battery...also it is not charged up.  That is all you are buying - they put in new acid and they charge it up. Takes maybe an hour.

  • 2 months ago

    The batt needs charging or you need to clean the connections

  • CB
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    Charge the battery. New or not it needs to be kept charged.

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