Re: Cub Cadet LT1050 not turning over
This is a valve adjustment issue. Get on YouTube and you'll see a guy who has a repair shop posting a video on this exact subject. The starters on these engines are very weak, hence the need for compression release......as well as correct valve timing due to valve adjustment.
I purchased a 1045 a few months ago that was doing this, and didn't know about the valve adjustment issue (or other problems with these single cylinder Kohlers). Did all the starter, battery, and electrical, and ground wire test recommended above, even purchased a new starter because I thought that's all it could possibly be. When the engine did the same thing with the new starter, I was not happy.
Suddenly it dawned on me; what if the thing was taking in air, but not exhausting it. I pulled the valve cover and found the exhaust rocker arm and it's bolt just laying in the bottom of the head. The bolt had vibrated out. Installed the bolt, set the valve clearances and whatdya know, fired right up.