What to Do When the Electric Starter for a Lawn Mower Won't Start

If the electric starter won't start, make sure the ignition switch is "on," the transmission is in "neutral," and the attachments are disengaged. Tighten the spark plug wires and replace the spark plug if it is dirty or damaged. Clean and set the points and check the electric ignition module.

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Melody Lee worked as a newspaper reporter, copywriter and editor for 5 years. In addition, she has edited magazine articles and books. Lee holds a degree in landscape design and is a Florida master gardener. She has more than 25 years of gardening experience, which includes working at nurseries and greenhouses.