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MOWER will not do anything; have checked "kill" switches. key will not operate starter, but starter can be jumped. jumped starter will not "start" engine with key on. any ideas? ron

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Check headlamps (with key on.) If there's no power, the switch could be bad, or a fusible link may have self-sacrificed. If lights have power, I'd test voltage from the switch to the starter.

Posted on May 07, 2014

Testimonial: "good idea and thanks. ron"

  • Ronald Baker May 08, 2014

    the fuse was blown. i failed to check as the mower was just sitting at idle. great help and thanks again. ron

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