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Does this mower have a manual or power belt engagement? Sounds like it has electric, check to make sure the connections on the electromagnetic switch that engages the blades are snug and free of corrosion. There may be a fuse block incorporated in the system. Check for blown fuses. If you have a test light, test for power on both sides of the blade engagement switch while switching on and off. You should get power on both sides of switch if the switch is working. If not the switch is bad. You can jump the terminals of the switch to see if blades engage. But be carful, make sure anyone helping has their feet clear of the machine if you try this. If this doesn't help give me the Model, year, series H.P. etc.

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