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    I have a 2002 john deere saber lawn mower, and I'm having troubles starting it. Do they have problems with the starters?

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    Quote Originally Posted by frankarelli10 View Post
    I have a 2002 john deere saber lawn mower, and I'm having troubles starting it. Do they have problems with the starters?
    need more info. Your having troubles meaning what? It turns over but wont start or wont turn over at all? What did you check so far?
    Check battery voltage?
    Check ignition switch?
    Fuel?

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    I am not aware of problems with Sabre starters, but they were a cheap tractor back in the day, so it wouldn't surprise me if stuff started breaking on a 10 year old model. This was one of Deere's budget models for sale at Lowes and Home Depot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by s219 View Post
    I am not aware of problems with Sabre starters, but they were a cheap tractor back in the day, so it wouldn't surprise me if stuff started breaking on a 10 year old model. This was one of Deere's budget models for sale at Lowes and Home Depot.
    Thank-You s219,
    Im just looking at buying one used and just wanted to know if their were any common problems with that line of lawn mowers... thanks again and have a good one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by frankarelli10 View Post
    Thank-You s219,
    Im just looking at buying one used and just wanted to know if their were any common problems with that line of lawn mowers... thanks again and have a good one.
    in your first post you said you were having problems starting it

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    Quote Originally Posted by shortthrow50 View Post
    in your first post you said you were having problems starting it
    Yes, the gentleman that has it said it needs a starter. Im looking into that john deers tractor info. So I can make a sound decision and possibly buy it at a good price, ya know just doing research before I purchase it. He wants $800.00 for it and it needs a starter, it also has low hours and comes with a dump cart behind it. Im probably going to offer $500.00 for the tractor... Thanks, frankarelli

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    Default Re: john deere sabre lawn tractor

    It might not be the starter, could be the key switch getting old, or the solenoid
    or even the fusable link.

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    Default Re: john deere sabre lawn tractor

    If it does nothing, check the clutch/brake safety switch. Common problem on older units.

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    Quote Originally Posted by forgeblast View Post
    It might not be the starter, could be the key switch getting old, or the solenoid
    or even the fusable link.
    Thank-You forgeblast, I've found out that it was the starter... thanks again for the help! Frankarelli

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    Quote Originally Posted by frankarelli10 View Post
    Thank-You forgeblast, I've found out that it was the starter... thanks again for the help! Frankarelli
    I had one for 10 years that i sold a couple years ago. I let it go for $500 with a 48" snow blade and bagger. It was kept indoors and was in fine shape. No motor, tranny, or electrical problems and good tires. Yours with starter problems might be worth less.

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