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Craftsman mid-engine mower with an inconsistent starting problem

This is a 13.5 hp B&S engine that is less than 1 yr. old. It will start fine one day & next time will not start at all. It truns over fine but not firing. Checked plug for spark, but has none. I have checked safety switches & they seem to be okay. Also, checked the fuse. I can go out the next day & it will sometimes start.

I still suspect one of the 4 safety sensors.

Thanks in advance for any advice of this problem BB

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It's usually the seat switch that goes bad. take the switch out and tape the switch button down to see if it will start.

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