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Model? Application? Cub Cadet is manufacturer, who makes nay different kinds of equipment. IF you are getting click when you turnkey to start, is battery voltage above 12.5 volts? Can you turn engine by hand? When did engine last run? If you remove spark plug will engine crank over?
Is the click at the starter solenoid? If so, you don't have a safety switch problem. Either low voltage to starter solenoid or a bad solenoid. If you jump the battery terminal at the solenoid, to the switch terminal on same solenoid, does engine spin? If not, for sure battery or cables. What is battery voltage when key is turned to start?