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Doesnt want to start whenclutch is down to floor

Has new battery when clutch is pushed all the way to floor will not turn over

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Sounds like the clutch safety switch is not working. You should be able to check for voltage in and out of the switch.

Posted on Jan 17, 2013

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    livelaugh912 Jan 17, 2013

    can you tell me how to locate the switch?

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