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I have a Craftsman 17.5 HP B&S 42" lawn tractor that won't start. When I turn the key, the flywheel turns nearly one rev and then seems to stick. I turn off the key and manually turn the thing about 30 degrees, turn the key and it repeats. I have replaced the starter, solenoid, and battery.

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Ift.ts very possible you key is stripped on the crank shaft. Raise the hood and pull the air shroud which will expose the fly wheel, Remove the large nut holding the fly wheel and check for the shesred key. If it is sheared install anew one even if it has aneck in it.

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