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Not what you want to hear, but to hot wire it you have to rewire the safety circuit!
Without rewiring, as soon as you release the brake or turn on the blades, the engine will die.
A new switch is $12.00
Deere switch is GY20074.
Red is the power wire from starter/fuse. It has to be jumped to the switch wire on the solenoid. Which is y/w. That makes engine spin, but the fuel solenoid will keep engine from running. It has t have 12 volts . Then the safety circuit keeps killing engine!