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Sears 10 hp b/s rididng mower

Electronic ignition. Batery charged. Will not turn over ( DEAD)
Yellow wire unattached from under engine but can't see where to attach

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On most riding mowers there are several switches that must be actuated before it will start. First, make sure that blades are disengaged. If there is a handle that engages and disengages them, you might try holding it in the dis-engage position in case the switch is out of adjustment. There is probably one under the seat also. This switch kills everything if you are not sitting in the seat for safety reasons. Also, make sure the parking brake is set, and the gear is in neutral, and not forward or reverse.
Hope some of this helps.

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