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Homelite lawn mower UT 13222- Switch Key

Hi, Theree weeks ago when I tuned off my Homelite (UT13222) lawen mower, I for got ot take the switch key out of the slot. Now it does not start. I even put the new battery but no sign of life when I tun it on. What should I do? Moon

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If you still have it, one of the possible fixes for this is cleaning the contacts in the switch box. Make sure the battery is unplugged. Remove the top handle by unscrewing the big yellow knobs on the sides of the handle. Remove the cable from the top cable clip. Turn the switch box over and unscrew the 5 screws. Taking the box apart you will be able to see where the cable comes in and splits into 4 leads, two white and two black. Pull the switch out and unplug the 4 lead clips from the switch prongs. (Take note that with the 4 prongs up and the switch pointing to the left, the 2 white leads will be on the left and the two black leads on the right.) Now turn the switch over to where you see the two screws. After removing the screws you can pop the switch apart. You will likely see rust on the springs, and a patina on some of the copper contacts and prongs. Spray the inside with some WD-40 to treat the rusted area wiping with a paper towel afterward and drying. Then use a piece of sand paper to clean your contact points and the prongs on the back. After the points are cleaned, put the switch back together and replace the two screws. Reconnect the wires to the switch. You can now test to verify if you have succeeded by depressing the switch while the battery is connected. If this works, then disconnect the battery and put the switch box back together on the handle. Reconnect your top handle and your are done. Good luck! I just repaired mine today when I realized this is why it had not been working.

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