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Hello my name is ***** ***** I will assist you. First thing to check is the main power fuse on the engine, normally located in the top fuse box. If that is ok then make sure the engine is properly in neutral position. If everything is ok then the problem you have is the starter solenoid which most probably is stuck.
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Ok so when you gire direct current to the starter it is starting? And are you giving direct voltage from a battery or bypassing the solenoid? If you are using a direct wire from the battery then it looks like the positive wire from the batt to the engine is either corroded or broken from inside. Try substituting this wire with the one you are using to go direct and see if it will turn ok. Just pass it externally to try without removing the old one and if ok replace it.