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Mower won't start with key

Starting morot turns but does not engage engine

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You have one of three things going on, either your battery is is low, in which caes you shouls have it tested to ensure there is not a dead cell. or you have a bad ground, remove the starter and clean all mating surfaces with a wire brush then reinstall if this doesnt help ensure that your battery is completly charged then try using a jumper wire from the battery to the starter if the starter does engage at this point then the solenoid is bad and needs to be replaced.

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