craftsman mower wont start

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Old 04-30-09, 05:58 PM
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craftsman mower wont start

craftsman riding mower model #917271053 wont start i have changed the ing. switch, solenoid, fuse still wont turn over without crossing the solenoid even then no fire
 
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Old 04-30-09, 06:36 PM
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If the starter spins when you jump around the solenoid, but you have no spark. And the starter won't spin off the ignition key, you may have a problem in the ignition switch or the wiring going to the solenoid.
 
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Old 04-30-09, 09:18 PM
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thanks if that is the case can anyone tell me how to maybe wire up a pushbutton or toggle start. im no kind of electrician
 
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Old 04-30-09, 11:29 PM
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Sounds like a safety switch problem to me.
 
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Old 05-01-09, 07:29 AM
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thanks alot will simply disconnecting some of these work to find the problem
 
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Old 05-01-09, 08:31 AM
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Make sure the lever for the blades is all the way down.
Engage the parking brake.

If it cranks like this then your seat switch is likely at fault...if not

I would look at the switch for the blades...the one the lever activates when in the down position.

You should use an ohm meter to check the switches.
 
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Old 05-01-09, 09:57 AM
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thanks for all your help come to find out it was the ampmeter burnt out. bypassed it and now it works fine. thanks again
 
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Old 05-01-09, 08:38 PM
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Glad you got it. A bad ammeter won't keep it from firing, so there may be other problems...but if it's working, it's working.
 
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