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| jim hampton
||I have a john deere lx-277, with hydrostatic transmission and 42" mulcher deck, that was running fine, mowing fine. It made a clunking noise and stopped mid-mow as it bounced over a small bump. No big deal; sometimes that happens as it coughs up a big wad of wet, mulched grass. But now it will not crank. There is a faint whine, and the panel lights dim - but no starter action at all. Is there some sort of safety interlock/neutral switch that might have stuck ?
||If the dash lights dim, and there is a noise, it sounds like something is trying to work, can you turn the engine by hand?
||Sounds to me like the faint whine could be the starter armature spinning but not engaging the starter drive into the flywheel teeth. The drive is a 'throwout' style I believe, so if it is dry on the engagement splines... It is something to check.