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Bolen 17HP riding mower tries to start with key in off position

My deceased mother has a Bolen 17HP riding lawn mower. It ran fine last year but wouldn't start this year. I bought a new battery & it started. When I later went to cut grass, it was dead again. I bought fuel & air filter but still nothing. I jumped it off and it started. However, it tries to start by itself with key in off position. I am a single woman trying to fix something I have little knowledge of. Can you help me?

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It sounds like you have an ign. wire grounded or your ign switch has a short in it. Also remove the cover on your starter drive to be sure it has released.

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