Part 1 – How to Repair Briggs/John Deere LA115 19.5 HP Engine – Troubleshooting

John Deere LA115 Riding Lawn Mower with Briggs & Stratton 19.5HP engine will not start. The riding tractor was described as stopping abruptly during routine mowing. Restarting led to violent metal-on-metal sounds, as described by the owner of this John Deere Briggs & Stratton 19.5HP engine.