Small Engine Troubleshooting Problems? Ask a Mechanic Now.
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Do you have a voltmeter to test the battery voltage? Do you get a single click or a series of rapid clicking?
No clicks makes me think that the fuse for ignition is bad and keyswitch has no voltage.
It can stay open as long as you like. I'm in no hurry, retired and stay at home!