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Craftsman garden tractor Mod # 917.257740 blows main fuse.

The tractor will blow the main 30 amp fuse when strating. The engine will just start when the fuse blows. I have checked for fraid wires (short), checked the ignition switch for continuity, and bypassed the ammeter. What else can be causing the short that blows the fuse? Please help.

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Try checking the battery - make sure it is not under rated - over rated and be sure the starter it's self isn't drawing too much amperage.
the battery may need replacing and for a temp fix - put in a larger fuse - say 50 amp.
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