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Tractor will not start

Unit has power, lights , etc work but will not crank over. Tried jumping but will not crank.

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It sounds like one of the safety switches is not working or the wiring to the switches is connected. There should be at least two switches; one under the seat and one for the mower deck. These switches will prevent the mower from starting if there is no pressure on the seat or if the mower deck is engaged while trying to start the mower.

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Try replacing your spark plugs. Make sure its getting gas. Make sure your air filter is nice and clean. Check your fuel filter. and if all those fail try replacing your coil.

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If the starter motor is actually turning the engine then the first thing to do is check the spark plug to see if you are actually getting a spark. If there is a spark, then move on to the fuel system to eliminate restrictions in the flow. The problem could be due to a dirty fuel filter, faulty fuel pump or solenoid fuel valve, no voltage on valve or dirt in the float bowl or a blocked float valve.
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SOURCE: power to all indicator lights but will not crank

that tells me that you have a bad safety switch check the one on the clutch/brake pedal

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