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Husqvarna TS 248XD Troubleshooting

The Husqvarna TS 248XD lawn tractor was manufactured between 2019 and 2022. The Husqvarna TS248XD driveline consists of Kawasaki FR691V 4-cycle vertical-shaft V-twin air-cooled gasoline engine and Tuff Torq K46 CR belt-driven hydrostatic transaxle with foot-controlled variable speed drive.

A 44.3 cubic inches (726 cc) engine has a cylinder bore of 3.07" (78 mm), piston stroke of 3.00" (76 mm), and max power of 23 hp (17.3 kW). The fuel system has an internally vented carburetor with fuel shut-off solenoid, and pulse type fuel pump.

The maximum forward speed - 5.5 mph (8.8 kph), maximum reverse speed - 2.5 mph (4 kph). The Husqvarna TS 248XD riding mower is equipped with a manual steering system, pneumatic wheels, 16x6.50-8 front tires, and 20x10.0-12 rear tires. Compatible attachments for the tractor: 48" mid-mount 3-blade side discharge mower deck with cutting height of 1.5-4.0 in (38-102 mm), electric blade engagement, 6 cut positions, central cutting height adjustment with spring-assisted, four anti-scalp wheels, and mechanical lifting system.

Engine Troubleshooting
Engine doesn't start or starts hard
Empty gas tank - Fill fuel up
Incorrect fuel grade - Change fuel
Air in the fuel system - Air bleeding
Damaged spark plug wiring connection - Inspect the spark plug wire connection, replace or repair
Defective spark plug - Change spark plug as required
Fuel filter is clogged - Replace fuel filter
Safety contact for brake pedal defective - Install new part
Carburetor is dirty - Wash, clean and adjust
Poor cylinder compression - Check cylinder block and change worn parts
Choke cable is worn or not adjusted properly - Change cable or adjust correctly
Engine runs unevenly
Cooling fins are blocked - Need to clean or wash
Ignition system problems - Check ignition and replace faulty components
Stuck or faulty throttle cable - Replace or clean the cable
Air filter element is plugged - Clean or replace air filter
Fuel pump is defective or dirty - Clean or replace fuel pump
Engine starts and then shuts off
Defective spark plug - Replace spark plug
Carburetor is defective or clogged - Clean or replace carburetor
Ignition coil is faulty - Replace ignition coil as necessary
Valve springs are worn or loose - Change valve springs
Valves are stuck - Service the valves
Engine overheated
Low engine oil level - Need to add engine oil
Engine is overloaded - Reduce load
Clogged cooling fins - Wash or clean as required
Carburetor mixture is too lean - Use proper settings
Bad ignition timing - Set the ignition timing correctly
Valve setting is incorrect - Set the valves properly
Abnormal engine knocking or noise
Stale gasoline - Change gasoline
Engine is running overloaded - Load reducing required
Engine oil insufficient - Fill up the engine oil
Low idle speed adjustment is incorrect - Adjust idling as required
Clogged or damaged fuel pump - Clean or replace fuel pump
Worn crankshaft or main bearings - Install new parts as as required
Valve clearance is improper - Adjust valve clearance
Piston rings or cylinder bore are worn - Replace defective components
Engine loses power
Improperly adjusted or dirty carburetor - Clean or properly adjust carburetor
Air filter element is clogged - Service or replace air filter
Fuel pump is dirty or defective - Clean or install new fuel pump
Ignition system malfunction - Inspect ignition system and change faulty parts
Blown cylinder head gasket - Install new head gasket
Burned or stuck valves - Clean or replace valves
Push rod is worn or damaged - Change push rod
Cylinder block components are worn - Replace defective components as required
Engine uses too much fuel
Throttle does not open well - Inspect throttle cable and adjust it
Carburetor main jet adjustment is improper - Adjust the carburetor main jet correctly
Defective or loose spark plug - Re-tighten or change the spark plug
Worn, stuck, or burned valves - Replace or service valves
Rings, sleeve, or piston are damaged - Replace defective components
Incorrect valve clearance - Adjustment procedure required
High engine oil consumption
Damaged gaskets or seals - Change worn parts according to specifications
Valve stems and guides are worn - Valves replacement required
Seized or wear piston rings - Piston rings need to be replaced
Scuffed cylinder liner or piston - Check liner and piston, replace as required
Breather pipe or hose is blocked - Change or clean

Hydrostatic Transmission Troubleshooting
Hydrostatic transmission noise
Speed control pedal linkage is bent or not adjusted - Adjust or install new linkage
Transmission overloaded - Reduce loading
Insufficient oil level or contaminated oil - Add oil to proper level or pour fresh transmission oil
Transmission components are damaged or worn - Check internal transmission parts for damage or wear and replace if required
Hard shifting
Shift linkage is rusty or worn - Lubricate or replace the linkage
Hydrostatic pump is stuck or worn - Repair or change pump
Transmission shift control parts are faulty or unadjusted - Adjust properly or change
Power is insufficient
Transmission fluid insufficient - Checking transmission fluid level and add if necessary
Worn or defective drive pulley - Replace pulley
Unadjusted or broken shift linkage - Replace or adjust linkage
Bent or unadjusted speed control pedal linkage - Adjust or install new linkage
Transmission leakage
Transmission gaskets or seals are damaged - Install new gaskets or seals
Final drive shaft leakage - Shaft seals need to be changed
Cracked transmission case - Install a new transmission case

Mower Deck Troubleshooting
Excessive mower vibration
Damaged or clogged mower drive pulley - Replace or service pulley
Damaged or loose drive belt - Install a new belt or adjust belt tension
Mower blades are not balanced or warped - Balance or change blades
Loose blade mounting bolts - Tighten bolts as required
Discharge chute is constantly plugged
Fast ground speed - Use a slower speed
Tall grass - Adjust mower to lower cutting height
Reduced engine speeds - Choke is not fully opening
Cutting height is too low - Use correct cutting height
Incorrect mower drive belt installation - Install drive belt as required
Lawn mower leaving uncut grass
Deck clogged with grass clippings - Inspect and clean cutting deck
Not sharp blades - Sharpen the blades
Worn or defective blades - Blades need to be replaced
Fast ground speed - Select a slower speed
Cutting level is too low - Use a higher cutting height
Filled grass bag - Empty the grass bag
Blades are scalping the grass
Lawn is not level or bumpy - Lawn leveling required
Cutting height is too low - Change cutting height adjustment
Fast ground speed - Use a lower speed
Incorrectly leveled mower deck - Deck should be adjusted correctly
Worn or bent blades - Replace the blades
Incorrect tire pressure - Inflate tires as required
Mower cutting is uneven
Tire pressure is too low - Inflate tires as required
Deck is not leveled correctly - Deck needs to be adjusted properly
Not sharp blades - Sharpen the blades
Worn or defective blades - Install new blades
Clogged mower deck - Inspect and clean cutting deck
Damaged mower deck housing - Repair or replace the deck
Loose or defective mower spindle - Spindle needs to be repaired or replaced

Electrical Troubleshooting
Battery does not charge
Loose or corroded electrical wiring connections - Tighten or service connections
Electrical terminal connectors are faulty - Replace terminal connectors
Bad cell in battery - Use a new battery
Starter cranks slowly
Low battery power - Battery is drained, charge it
Battery is draining quickly - Service charging system or install new battery
Wires are disconnected or battery terminals are corroded - Check cables and service or change terminals
Starter will not crank
Battery is drained or defective - Recharge or change battery
Wiring is improperly connected or disconnected - Check wiring and connect properly
Low battery output voltage - Recharge the battery
Incorrectly gapped or worn spark plug - Replace or clean and gap
Starter motor or solenoid failing - Starter/solenoid needs to be replaced



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