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Troubleshoot as follows: 1. Using a set of jumper cables connect the Black side of the jumper cable between to the (-) of battery and a the block of the engine. Connect one (red) end of the jumper cable to the (+) of battery...And just touch the other end of the red cable to where to mower battery cable touches the starter. *Only tap it and starter should turn over. This bypasses all switches and wiring. If it does not turn the starter, the starter is likely bad. If it does turn over, check the starter solenoid, seat safety switch, blade engagement safety switch, clutch brake switch, or wiring in between those components. A wiring diagram would be most helpful. It came with the mower, or can be found online...likely at a sears/craftsman web site, but sometimes also at parts retailer website too. Similar bypass method can be used for troubleshooting. DO NOT OPERATE WITH BYPASSED SAFETY SWITCHES, ETC. Bypassing is for troubleshooting only.

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