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Pulled off ignition and used wire to contact the the female

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pulled off ignition and used wire to contact the the female plug to see if i could get it to start that way on my craftsman lawn tractor. i believed i shorted something out because now it won't start. it would start before by using a screwdriver on the starter. what did i do?
Submitted: 8 months ago.
Category: Small Engine
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 8 months ago.

Welcome to JUST ANSWER small engines, let me try to help you !! I don't know it all, but maybe together we can get you a satisfactory answer!

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 8 months ago.

You blew the ignition fuse. Located on the wire coming off the starter solenoid going to the keyswitch.

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
is that a 20 amp fuse
Customer: replied 8 months ago.
already changed it. still doesn't run
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 8 months ago.

Payment failed. Do you have a voltmeter to check for power past the fuse? Do you get the fuel solenoid click when you flip key on and off? If not, there is no voltage to the keyswitch. And the voltage comes direct through the fuse.

Expert:  Curtis B. replied 8 months ago.

I see question is still open, did you find voltage to the keyswitch?