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Have a 23hp craftsman garden tractor with kohler engine no wiring

The engine has the wiring harnest connector, the starter is hooked up to the battery, a red wire from pos on bat is going to amp meter then to non factory ignition switch, the switch has bat, light, mag, gnd, selonoid connectors, there is also a hevy duty toggle for the electric clutch , two prongs, and there is two wires off the clutch pulley for mower belt. no safety switches. the biggest issue is what do i hook up to the engine connector there is six slots, 3 in each row ,white-blank-orange next row blue, black, red which jumps back to blue the engine side has blue off sylenoid, the three rows blank-white-orange/purple next row blue/red-green-orange/red

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If you changed the belt make sure it did not interfere with the wire that runs from the pto clutch, sometimes that belt can rub on the wire and wear through it,also if you had the clutch off make sure you aligned the steel retainer bolt that sets in the alignment hole on the pto clutch,this keeps the clutch from spring when disengaged if you don't get that pin through the hole in clutch it can push on the clutch and bind it.Also it may be possible to plug that pto switch in backwards.Also if you jumped the fuse out it may now have burnt the switch or wiring somewhere.

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