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I have a Scotts 16hp 42'deck that won't start. I've replaced the carb, but, now there seems to be a problem with the wiring. One wire appears to overheat when i apply booster cable to the battery. I need a look at the wiring diagram to see what would cause what seems like a short circuit or something.

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This is almost always caused by a bad ground from the battery to the frame.check the battery cable where it bolts to the frame and the connection on the battery it is probably loose or burnt.If you ground to the frame is bad the starter current will try and run through any wire that leads to ground and this will cause the wires to melt.

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