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10424 Hard to start ?

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I have a 2002 Lawn Boy 10424. It will only start after I let it sit in the driveway for 20 minutes. any is stored inside. Thanks!
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Wonder, is the storage area for your mower damp by chance? Sounds like there may be moisture in the coil area preventing good spark. Otherwise, does it seem to be a fuel issue, or an ignition problem, or can you tell at this time?
Mower is stored in dry garage. I don't believe it to be the fuel, I was thinking perhaps the ignition coil is going?
I have a 10323 that did that until i replaced the coil assembly. Free mower and a $50 coil and it is the second best mower I own. It won't beat the silver JD SB14 but it is a good mower. Roger
Well, a procedure that works for many is to "bake" the coil. You take it off the machine, set it on a piece of foil, and put it in the oven at 200 degrees for about an hour. That will remove any moisture inside the unit. Sometimes it works for one or 2 mows, sometimes it is a permanent fix. Worth a try, none-the-less. I recently replaced the coil on my 10525. It was about $50 at the mower shop.

Good Luck!!!
Thanks for the ideas! I will try the coil bake, if it does not work, I will get a new coil.
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