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Craftsman mower 917.255520 electrical problem


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06-16-13, 06:30 PM   #1  
Craftsman mower 917.255520 electrical problem

1st Happy Fathers Day to all....
Mowed the lawn for 1 1/2 hours, no problems. Park the tractor came back to put in the shed 1/2 hour later, and it's dead not a click nothing dead,dead, dead.
Battery is new and full charge. Where do I start? Solenoid , key switch, jump the starter????? I don't see how to by pass the kill switches on this machine.

 
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06-16-13, 06:37 PM   #2  
First, check the lever that engages the blades. Is it possible you left the mower deck engaged when you turned it off? It has a safety switch. It needs to be dis-engaged to start the tractor.
we will start there. If that's not it, we'll try other things.

 
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06-16-13, 07:04 PM   #3  
Netural, seat, clutch, PTO all safety switches.

 
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06-16-13, 09:42 PM   #4  
If the blades are turned off, check the fuse.


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06-17-13, 06:32 AM   #5  
Found a red wire that broke off the solenoid .the red wire comes from the fuse. But I don't know where it goes. Any help

 
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06-17-13, 09:36 AM   #6  
Found out where red wire goes, I'm up and running.. Thanks

 
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06-17-13, 10:30 AM   #7  
Good! Thanks for posting back to let us know. Good Luck
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