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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: 10 months ago.
Category: Small Engine
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 10 months 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 10 months ago.
I checked fuse it appears to be good
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 10 months ago.

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

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
No clicking sound
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 10 months ago.

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

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
I don't have one for 12 volts
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 10 months 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 10 months 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 10 months ago.

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

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
Ok
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 10 months ago.

Let me know.

Customer: replied 10 months 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 10 months ago.

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

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 10 months ago.

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

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
Ok I will check these and get back to you
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 10 months ago.

ok>

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
Expert:  JohnF2015 replied 9 months ago.

Do you still need assistance with this problem?