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Engine WIll not crank

Craftsman riding mower engine will not crank. Installed new battery and still will not crank.

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Is the mower turning over at all or is it just a dead mower?


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after I changed my blades incorrectly the pgt9000 would not start with the switch. I can jump the solenoid and it will crank and run . I changed the switch and the solenoid , but still have to jump the solenoid. I think there is a relay that blows if the blades aren't on correctly, but I can't find it.


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Are you getting any response when you turn the ignition? If not, it may be your starting solenoid or spark plug. Both are sold as replacement maintenance parts at most retailers who carry lawn and garden supplies.

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