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I just replaced the drive belt on my JD 165 riding lawn mower…

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I just replaced the drive...
I just replaced the drive belt on my JD 165 riding lawn mower
Now it won't turn over. I thought I checked all the connections but most be missing something
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Welcome to JUST ANSWER small engines, let me try to help you !! Check the neutral switch on the transmission, You may have pulled wire off when you were replacing the drive belt.----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/koboma/2011-12-03_192453_deere_160_electrical.jpg
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