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Bracket clutch anti-rotation removed

My Husqvarna 48" Mower (YTH238) is two years old, and I decided to sharpen blades and do an overall clean-up (oil and all filters) while taking the deck off for cleaning and blade sharpening. For some reason (which I am clueless!), I removed the bracket clutch anti-rotation. When reassembling the deck to tractor, I did not replace this part before starting the mower (did not see it on garage floor). I started the mower, drove up my driveway and engaged the blades. They would not engage, and I could tell the mower was about to shut off. I immediately disengaged the blades and the mower kept running. I drove back down the driveway and attempted to engage the blades again. The same thing happened, and this time the mower shut down. When I attempted to restart the mower with blades disengaged...nothing. Engine would not turn over. I discovered the missing part and reinstalled it on the mower. I ttempted to start the mower and still nothing. Can I repair this? Or do I have to take to a Husqvarna dealer?

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