SHOP BY DEPARTMENT
Houzz Logo Print
jason_carlton26

Murray mower won't turn over, engine maybe locked up?

I have an older Murray mower, model # 309029x92 with a Briggs & Stratton engine. I bought it new and have done all of the maintenance myself, and I keep it in a shed when it's not in use.


I tried to start it up for the first time of the year today. The engine turned a few times, then stopped cold before firing. It didn't slowly stop as if the battery had died, it just stopped hard.


I checked the gas, it was empty! I must have put it away last year empty, I'm not sure now but there's no gas underneath that would have leaked out. So I filled it up.


Oil was good and clean. Air filter was also clean.


I tried to jump it off with a car, but it still didn't turn. So it's not the battery.


I took off the engine cover and tried to turn it by hand... nope, that sucker's locked up tight! But I can turn the blades underneath with minimal effort.


Any suggestions on what to do next? What happened to make it lock up in the first place?

Comments (9)

Sponsored
NV Kitchen and Bath
Average rating: 4.8 out of 5 stars118 Reviews
Montgomery County's Most Experienced Kitchen & Bath Remodelers