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My riding mower blows fuses once you turn the key.

I have a Craftsmen 17,5hp briggs 42in deck model # 917.272673 riding mower after installing another engine, the fuse blows once you turn the key. battery is good engine is b/c i can put direct current to the starter and it wil turn over and fire also with starter fluid sprayed in the carb. replaced the key switch, battery, and cleaned the seat switch connections. oh also bypassed the seat switch. i would also loved to know where can i find a wiring diagram for this mower.

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  • Brad Rabon Jun 04, 2009

    yes blows right away evens blows a 30amp fuse. your solution is possible i will check to finally found wiring diagram.

  • Brad Rabon Jun 11, 2009

    found problem turns out the stator under the flywheel had a broke copper wire replaced it and it fix the problem. thanks for all the help.



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Sounds like you are on the right path, maybe some wires on the ignition were replaced backward, and you are sending +12v directly to ground? Does it blow right away?

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As soon as you turn the key the fuse blows check the head light wires they get cought in the exhaust & that can cause it because you turn the key once the lights are on turn it again & starts engine try that

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