Riding Lawnmower Won't Start?

I have a 15.5 hp Craftsman riding mower. It has a new battery, solenoid, starter, wiring harness, fuse, and clutch and seat switches. And it still will not turn over. What else is there to replace? The motor turns over when I jump the starter.


By Scott

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April 15, 20150 found this helpful
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I had a similar problem with my riding mower, would not turn over but would make a click when the ignition was turned to on. I replaced the battery, spark plug, solenoid, magneto coil, ignition switch checked harness for shorts and checked switches at the brake and lever to raise/ lower the blades and both were working as should be.

I even changed the gas and oil and nothing. I finally stumbled on the answer to my problem when I was holding the switch that depresses when the blades are raised in my hand and manually pressed it and the damn think fired up like nothing was wrong. Despite everything being ok, the switch was not positioned correctly to recognize the blades being up and was therefore not firing up when I turned the key. In other words if you know everything is working then try adjusting the position of your switches.

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May 16, 20160 found this helpful

I encountered this exact problem today. The post from "redpipe67" helped me solve my problem and got me going again. Thanks.

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September 4, 20180 found this helpful

Where's the switch that disengages the blades??

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April 19, 20130 found this helpful

try emptying the old gas so theres no water in the tank and clean or change the spark plug worked for an old power washer...

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April 21, 20130 found this helpful

This happened to me once. I gave mower away, it was a fuse!

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May 5, 20130 found this helpful

Key switch

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