Hi what I would do is disconnect the starter 12 volt line completely. Now hook you 12 volt battery charger up, negative to ground on mower and touch the positive wire to positive terminal on the starter if it spins freely you have a wiring issue if not a bad starter. Hope this helps
Try here - http://www.thelawnmower.info/lawn_mower_repair.php. they have 10 or so things you can try.
thanks wife2jfbuilder. Jumped starter while it was still connected and it barely turned engine over and as far as a fuse, there is a 20A under seat which is good while the ampmeter on dash just has a wire looped through it twice behind dash w/no other fuse in sight?
Hi There! I was on the phone with my husband when I saw your post, so I read it to him. He said to test the starter by (pull it out if needed) take the jumper cable straight from the battery to the starter (this is hot wiring) If it doesn't turn over, it is the starter. As for the no readings on the dash, he thinks there is a fuse someplace that is blown.
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