Why Won't My Electric Scooter Turn On?

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Why Won't My Electric Scooter Turn On?
Electric scooters run off of battery power. (battery image by Aditia Patria Warman from Fotolia.com)

Electric scooters come in several variations. Some scooters only use batteries as their power source; other scooters labelled "electric" use a mix of batteries and gas. Several problems could cause a fully charged scooter to not turn on.

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Gas

Check the gas level in your scooter. Remove the gas cap and manually check the gas level to make sure the gas gauge is working properly.

Battery

Turn on the scooter lights. If they come on at their usual brightness but the scooter still won't start, it is probably an electrical system issue and will require a professional to evaluate the scooter. If the lights do not come on, take the battery to an auto repair shop and have it tested. A new battery could be the solution.

Fuse

A blown fuse could be the culprit. Consult your owner's manual to determine the location of your fuse. The small wire inside the fuse will be broken and burnt if it is blown. Purchase a replacement fuse at any hardware store. Take the old fuse with you to ensure you get the correct size and voltage.

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