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I have an LT 1046 mower. when i started it I pulled the engage

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i have an LT 1046 mower. when i started it I pulled the engage blades button on and the blades did not engage. I shut the mower off. I THEN WHEN TO RESTART THE MOWER TO MOVE IT AND IT WON'T START. EVEN THE LIGHTS WON'T COME ON. THOUGHT THE BATTERY WAS FRIED BUT HOOKED UP CHARGER AND FULLY CHARGED IT STILL NOTHING. ANY IDEAS?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Small Engine
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.

Do you get any indication that the keyswitch has voltage? Turn key on and off and listen for the click of the fuel solenoid. No click, key has no voltage. Look for the ignition fuse, behind engine, near the steering column.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I checked fuse it appears to be good
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.

Do you hear the fuel solenoid click when key is turned on and off?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
No clicking sound
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.

Do you have a voltmeter or test light to see if you have voltage past the fuse to the keyswitch?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I don't have one for 12 volts
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.

With no click from the fuel solenoid, I doubt there is voltage to the keyswitch, it has to come through the fuse to keyswitch

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I will replace the fuse and see if the fuse is bad even though it appears good and if that isnt it I will be in touch. It may be a half hour for me to get a fuse is that ok?
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.

Yes, cheaper digital voltmeter less than $10. to check further.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Ok
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.

Let me know.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Fuse fixed that problem. Runs Good until you engage blades then dies. When you restart will run for a few seconds and then dies again. Then won't start until you let it sit for a few minutes. Then will restart and run for few seconds and then die again.
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.

Is battery voltage good? Will it start mower without charger being on?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.

Can be seat switch or brake switch with bad connection or broken wire.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Ok I will check these and get back to you
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.

ok>

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Expert:  JohnF2015 replied 11 months ago.

Do you still need assistance with this problem?