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My ride on Craftsman mower will not start. The meters displays 0 volts when I turn the ignition on. I bought a new battery the same problem exists. How do I troubleshoot this?

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You are probably looking at the amp meter if its on the mower . I f you have a new battery its not likely the battery. Have you checked the seat sw. and clutch pedal? Really need more info

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