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Curtis B.
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Category: Small Engine
Satisfied Customers: 26029
Experience:  have worked on and around most engine models for 35 yrs./Polaris ATV expert
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I have a cub cadet riding mower and I just bought a new

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Hi my name is ***** ***** I have a cub cadet riding mower and I just bought a new battery and a new celoid for the starter and it still won't start and something takes the electric out of the battery whevn it sits overnight what could be wrong?
JA: Do you have fuel in the tank? If so, is the shut-off valve open and the fuel clean?
Customer: yes itis full of new gas.
JA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?
Customer: I live in Manchester ky and I can't find anyone that can come to my house and my husband is bedfast and cannot be left alone.
JA: Anything else we should know to help you best?
Customer: the only other thing that I have problems with sometimes I think my key switch does not turn like it supposed to.
Submitted: 4 months ago.
Category: Small Engine
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 4 months ago.

get a new key switch, and if the battery continues to go down when it sets, replace the voltage regulator. Regulator can have a bad diode, and will let the battery discharge through it.

Expert:  Curtis B. replied 4 months ago.

Do you know where the fuse for the ignition system is? It may be blown and not letting the key work the starter.

Expert:  Curtis B. replied 4 months ago.

I see question is still open. Did keyswitch take care of probem? If not, did you check the voltage regulator?