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I have a Cub Cadet LTX1045 model No 13RX91AT056. I recently

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I have a Cub Cadet LTX1045 model No 13RX91AT056. I recently replaced the deck engage
cable and everything seemed ok but it now won't start. There is no response when I turn the key. It acts like it does when the blade is engaged. The fuse is good and the lights on the dash meter are on.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Small Engine
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.
Welcome to JUST ANSWER small engines, let me try to help you !! The mower has a pto switch that has to be pushed, before the starter will engage. It is activated by the lever for the pto cable. Is it being pushed? Under the area mounted on the frame, so the pto lever/cable linkage can push it. With the new cable, it may need to be adjusted.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
it is being pushed all the way in
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
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Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.

Ok, you have seat switch, and a brake switch that also affects start. Check the seat switch and harness.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Brake switch is push in this by passes seat switch
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I have signed up for service
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.

That is not the way it works. Seat switch is not bypassed.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
It has all ways worked that when I set the brake pedal I could start the mower without being seated on the mower
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
nothing to add
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
waiting for response
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.

Have you checked the seat switch?

Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.

Do you have a voltmeter to see what battery voltage is?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I know it is not the seat switch are the battery
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Seat switch is ok and battery is ok
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
nothing
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
nothing to add waiting for response
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
still waiting for response
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.

I will opt out. Maybe someone else can help. Sorry.

Expert:  JohnF2015 replied 1 year ago.

Hi, my name is***** will try to assist you.

Did the machine work okay immediately after you replaced the cable?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
it has started since I replaced cable but only once
Expert:  JohnF2015 replied 1 year ago.

Try holding backwards on the deck engage lever when trying to start the machine and see what happens. I am wondering if you are not contacting the safety switch that is on the deck engage lever this would cause the machine to not do anything. It has to either be that switch or the clutch/brake switch which according to previous information that you have provided it sounds like you have already checked the clutch/brake pedal switch.