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I think i may have accidentally turned off the mower while in forward gearthe last time i used it. Now the mower wont start. Starter squeals and is trying to turn flywheel, which may spin once or twice but thats it and will not start. Sometimes it even sounds like the engine is about to start but it just wont turn over. I dont really hear a clicking noise either so think it might be the solenoid starter? Or did i seize the engine? Also, are you supposed to be able to turn flywheel while engine is off? mine wont budge, but will spin once or twice when attempting to start it. New to the riding mower world so any input would be greatly appreciated, thank you. (I replaced oil, filter, spark plug last week)

TroyBilt Bronco
model # 13wv78ks011
koehler courage engine sv530
 

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First, check battery voltage. If it is low, it will not turn over the engine. Second, Take spark plug out and spin engine over a couple of times. Then put the spark plug back in and try again. It should spin easily with the spark plug out. I have had times when a motor has been sitting on a slope and oil seeps into the combustion chamber. Since oil can not be compressed, it will make the motor feel like it is froze up. To rid of this oil, crank engine over with the spark plug out.
 
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