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Craftsman mower won't start

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08-09-08, 04:13 PM   #1  
Craftsman mower won't start

I have a Craftsman riding mover that won't start. I replaced the solenoid and the battery is charged. The mower will turn over and start however if I place a metal wrench connect the two posts on the solenoid (Bypassing the solenoid). Does anyone have any idea? Thanks in advance

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08-09-08, 08:25 PM   #2  
Could be a number of different things. A model number off of your unit could help to narrow it down.

I would check for a bad fuse. The problem could lie in the key switch, one of the safety interlock switches, or in the solenoid itself.

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08-10-08, 09:29 AM   #3  
I, agree check the safety switches. You didn't say what model it is. If the deck engages with a lever, wiggle it with the key it the start position. This is the switch that goes bad or out of adjustment first.

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