Small Engine Troubleshooting Problems? Ask a Mechanic Now.
You blew fuse. Have you checked the fuse panel?
If fuses are good, do you have a voltmeter to test with?
There may be a fusible link at the starter area, which is a fuse soldered in a wire, test for voltage past it with voltmeter, or bypass it for test.
All power for the dash and keyswitch comes off the same post of the starter solenoid that the posiitve battery cable attaches to.