I own a Craftsmen 917.270930 and I am having a difficult time getting it to start.
When I turn the key, The fly wheel spins a few rotations and stops ( No clicking noises ).
The battery sits at 12.5ish volts. When I turn the key, the battery drops to 9.5ish volts.
With the red volt meter wire to the red wire coming to the starter from the solenoid and the black volt meter wire to the mower chassis I read 9.5ish volts when I turn the key.
I suspect the culprit is the starter motor.
Are there any other troubleshooting procedures I should take before purchasing a new starter motor?