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I have a cra7ftsman riding mower that will not crank over.the problem that I am having is the starter seems to spin backwards.I checked the entire electrical system and everything seems ok,but the starter still spins the wrong way.I have power at the power post on the starter while cranking and the starter case gets grounded from the engine block,but while cranking the starter star wheel does not come up and contact the flywheel,the starter spins the wrong way.I already tried two brand new starters and they did the same thing.the only way to get the starter to spin properly is to ground the power post and power the case of the starter,then the star wheel spins up and contacts the flywheel but then immediately gets hot and stops.what am I doing wrong? How do I fix this?PLEASE HELP ME, this is driving me crazy!!!!!

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Hi! Check your battery cables , they may be crossed .

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