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I have a Huskie LT 4200 Mower and sometimes it will start and sometimes it won't. When key is turned it has a click under the seat. After turning key back and forth several times it will start. Help!

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Sounds like the seat safety switch is failing replace it and see what it does then

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Check battery,if it's good, check charging system.

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Do you have a multimeter? If yes then check for continuity with the meter. If not then remove the wires from the switch and short them together (get a piece of wire and insert each end into the spade connectors on each wire.

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I had a similiar problem. Finally it would not start at all. I replaced the solenoid switch and problem solved.

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