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There are two wires with no power at starter. The one with the fusible link and the wire going to the start. would the fusible link being burnt cause the other wire not to have power? The starter is new we just got it.

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A burnt[blown] fusible link must be replaced with a new one ,usually soldered in place, starting circuit is only energised w/switch in start position.trace wires & check connectors.

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