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Question: Won't Start
We have a 13am762f765 lawn tractor. It has had issues with the battery for a couple years and we always charged it for many hours to start the mower. Now it will not work. We replaced the battery and still nothing but it starts to turn. We also replaced the spark plug. And nothing. Could it be a starter??
Reply: Won't Start
Hello 1411183 If your lawn tractor has a Briggs engine with Overhead valves, then it could very easily be that the valves need adjusting. When they are out of adjustment, an engine is very hard to start. Does your tractor have a Briggs and Stratton engine?
Reply: Won't Start
It appears from the diagrams this unit doesn't have a pull start so you can test Shotout's theory. If it's the valves as my friend says, then there is too much pressure for the starter to over ride. Have you listened to the starter as it tries to turn? Does it sound like it's laboring? It would have a loud hum. Don't keep trying if it is the valves till you get it fixed or you'll be buying another starter.
Question: Gas Does Not Seem To Be Getting ...
Gas is not getting to the carberiator. Model 13Am762F765 Bolen Tractor. a Briggs & Strarten Engine
Reply: Gas Does Not Seem To Be Getting ...
You will need to get the series number and type number off the Briggs and Stratton engine. You will then be able to look at the parts diagram and hopefully determine what part is not letting fuel get to the carburetor. If you would like to post that information we may be able to help you.
Reply: Mower Deck
It looks as if the part number, 983-04166A-0637 is just the mower deck shell. All the other parts that you would need would have to be ordered individually.
Question: WON'T START
I HAVE A BOLENS 13AM762F765 (2006) LAWN TRACTOR. I HAVE NOT BEEN ABLE TO START THE MOWER WITHOUT JUMPING IT OFF WITH MY CAR. I TOOK IT TO THE REPAIR SHOP & THEY SAID ALL I NEEDED WAS A BATTERY. I PURCHASED THE BATTERY FROM THEM (INSTALLED), GOT HOME, AND STILL IT WILL NOT CRANK WITHOUT JUMPING IT OFF. WHEN I DO JUMP IT OFF, IT RUNS LIKE A CHAMP. ALSO, CAN YOU SUPPLY ME A OWNERS MANUAL FOR THE MOWER?
Question: Bolens Riding Mower
i was mowing lawn and engine just quit like it was not getting fuel when i tried to restart it it just cranks over and wont start. i checked fuel line from in line filter to intake and there was fuel in line any idea what to check
Reply: Bolens Riding Mower
Nothing worse than having the mower die in the middle of the yard. You will want to start by attempting to diagnose whether the problem is with the fuel system or the electrical system.
I would start with the fuel system. Try spraying a little starter fluid into the carb. If the engines fires, runs for a few seconds and then dies you will know that the problem is with the fuel delivery system, most likely the carburetor. If it still won't run then I would look at the electrical system next.
The most common electrical system failures on a lawn tractor are the safety switches. You will need to go through the mower and isolate each switch until you find the bad one.
Let us know how it goes and feel free to ask for more help if you run into a problem.
I hope this helps,
Question: CHecking Ignition
Turning the key to start will not crank the starter. The fuse, safety inter-locks, etc are all ok. I can hot wire the starter, from mower battery, key in run position, and engine will turn over. Starter not the problem..Before I replace the ignition switch, how can I check it to be sure it is bad? When I disconnect the plug in at the back of the ignition switch, I have one red lead that reads 12 volts so current is getting to the switch..
Thanks for any help anyone can give me on this..
The reverse works fine in all gears but when you go forward it keeps jumping out of gear. My tractor is only 3yrs old, any help out there?
Usually this is caused by the forward bevel gear being worn. Since we run in forward 99% of the time, the forward bevel gear wears much faster than the reverse. Low oil levels add to the problem, so do mowing in too high a gear and pulling heavy loads. It could be worn linkage, but this usually isn't the problem.
Question: Wont Turn Over
My mower won't turn over. I checked the fuse, starter, battery, and the safety switches.
Reply: Wont Turn Over
Check your crankcase to see if it's over filled.
Question: Starter Motor
My Bolens Riding Mower will not crank over, I think it is the starter motor. How can I be sure?
Reply: Starter Motor
Check ignition wires under were key goes, I have found that to be the problem.
Reply: Starter Motor
Jumper from your cars battery to main post on starter. Use the black wire of jumper to ground on the frame. Turn Key on and see if the motor starter will crank. If the starter doesn't crank, it's the starter.
How do I get a replacement key if I lose or break the one that came with it?
Go to Lowe's they have a supply of lawn mower keys
The mower key is item #29 on page E of the parts diagrams. It is part #925-1745.
I know that the battery is two years old, so this leads me to believe that I might possibly have a bad starter, but I did jump start the tractor with my auto. It started up with no problem, whats the solution?
Because the mower sits up for long periods of time, the battery tends to discharge. However if you charge it there is no problem starting it.
Question: BELT REPLACEMENT
How do you drop the deck to replace the drive belt for a Bolens 15 hp, 13am762f765 mower.
Reply: BELT REPLACEMENT
Lower your deck to the lowest position and you can change your belt that way.
Question: Blades Won
My blades won't engage. I have replaced the belt, but I still can't get the blades to engage. What else would keep them from engaging?
Reply: Blades Won
Your engagement lever feeds through a cable tension to a spring that mounts in the middle of the deck rear shroud. If that is not broken , the arm it connects to needs cleaning (it rusts in place) around the bushing. The right blade brake actuator does rot stuck to the deck. Check the spring actuator for the idler pulley first( easier), if that's OK then clean and lube the arm that supports the idler and the left blade brake. Good luck
Question: Presure Switch
The Pressure Switch the the Clutch pushes up when starting ,
when the clutch is released, the motor dies.
Would this be a faulty part.
Reply: Presure Switch
More than likely you're sitting on the problem, disconnect the seat safety switch and clamp the button in on the switch, and it should run when letting out on clutch/brake, remember the safety that goes with the switch.
Question: Control Lever
Bolens Model # 13AM762F765, Lawn Mower
The control lever, will not adjust speed of the
tractor. One minute it's going full speed, set on 6 and
without touching it, the speed will slow down. Is it the
speed control lever or something in the Rear end? I
sure need some help........Thanks....Richard
Reply: Control Lever
Check the variable pulley, it has a tendency to stick up and will loosen up the main drive belt (bad bearings). If the assembly is sticking, the replacement is around 45 bucks. Sometimes you can get by, by lubricating the shaft where the sheave rides on it.It will come back and you will need to do it again.
Reply: Blown Fuse
It's behind the battery.
I got this tractor from my dad when he passed away. So the first time i ride this it runs good, but when i drove i hit the brake and it's not strong enough to hold when go down decline. When I go incline there's no power to go up. Also when I set the parking brake in shift n still move so i have to put in forward gear no move so what do to fix it?
Adjust the brake cable. You can view all of the brake system by taking off the Right rear wheel. It has a cable going to the disc brake that may have some adjustment still left in it. If not it will need new disc pads. Easy to replace if you take your time and look at it.
Your operators manual tells exactly how to adjust and gap your brake. Also, brake pads could be worn..If you do have a operators manual, you can download one for free at C:\Favorites\Riding Mowers\Bolens Mower\769-02189a Operator's Manual.pdf
This manual is almost a must have to take care of your mower..
Question: Bolens Lawn Tractor Gasoline In ...
I have a Bolens Lawn tractor when I started it up it started smoking. When I checked the oil the oil had gasoline in it. I drained it replaced the oil and started it up again it started to smoke again. Checked oil more gasoline in oil. Is it the motor or carburetor? Any Thoughts:)Bolens
Reply: Bolens Lawn Tractor Gasoline In ...
[QUOTE=CADILLACJACK;71896]I have a Bolens Lawn tractor when I started it up it started smoking. When I checked the oil the oil had gasoline in it. I drained it replaced the oil and started it up again it started to smoke again. Checked oil more gasoline in oil. Is it the motor or carburetor? Any Thoughts:)Bolens"
You need a new needle and seat for your carb.
Review: Bolens - 13AM762F765 So-so
As with all products with small engines, you will have your normal problems with the Bolens riding mower..For the cost, it is a good deal..You must realize that you only get what you pay for, this is not a John Deere..I had to purchase a John Deere after my Bolens transmission started giving problems..I found out that the Bolens is not intended to be used if you have a hills to mow, trans. not strong enough to last on the down-hill runs. For small, flat lawns, less than 1 acre. I do not like the idea of 3 belts and that you cannot adjust them as they wear but must buy new ones, not cheap. If you plan on using the mower a lot, I would recommend you save your pennies until you can buy a John Deere or compatible brand, will save you money in the long run..Repair shops are expensive for the Bolens. They wanted over $400.00 to just do that little transmission, almost half the cost of a new mower..Did the tranny myself, only had to replace some spacer washers that had worn....Also have had electrical problems...