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Tractor won't start fuel is fine and I put in a new fuse. It won't turnover at all.

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Loose or corroded connection on the battery cables or safety switch not working. I had a similar problem and had reconnected a wire and missed the spade. Could be a bad start switch. This will require tracing the power till the break is found.

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