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Engine will not turn over

I have a Poulan Pro riding lawn mower model PPR1742STA. I was cutting the lawn and the engine died. The only fuse on the engine harness blew. I replaced it with a new one, and now when the key is turned, the engine will not turn over. I replaced the ignition switch with a new one, and it still has the same problem. I was able to get the mower started by jumping the starter directly from the battery. That worked until the fuse blew again shortly after.

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  • ant4886 Sep 10, 2009

    Replaced ignition switch with new one, still doesn't turn over. Wiring is fine too. I think it is the solenoid, but I want to be sure before buying another part. I am also able to start it by touching two of the terminals on the ignition switch with a paper clip.

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If you can jump and start it, then ignition switch or circuit is faulty

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    Nate Stansfield Sep 10, 2009

    If you can jump solenoid terminals and it starts, then it's the switch. If it starts by jumping ignition terminals but not key, then it is a bad switch.

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