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My 48 inch, 23hp riding mower won't start. It doesn't even

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My 48 inch, 23hp riding...
My 48 inch, 23hp riding mower won't start. It doesn't even click. The battery checks 14 volts. It ran last week, but when I went to start it today -- nothing. It is a year and 3 months old. It has 101 hrs..
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Technician: Curtis B., Technician replied 2 years ago
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Welcome to JUST ANSWER small engines, let me try to help you !! Check the seat switch and harness, and be sure the pto is off. It sounds like a safety switch that is not closed for start.
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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
I unhooked the seat switch but it didn't help. I switched the pto switch on and off several times. It clicks when I pull the knob.
Technician: Curtis B., Technician replied 2 years ago
Unhooking the seat switch will not let it start! Try putting the wires together
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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
I jump wired it and still nothing.
Customer reply replied 2 years ago
I wasn't sure if the seat switch opened or closed the circuit so I tried it both ways. It could possibly be the break switch??
Customer reply replied 2 years ago
Brake
Technician: Curtis B., Technician replied 2 years ago
Yes, can be brake switch or wire harness to either of the switches.
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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
The wires look good, and the brake switch seems to be in position.
Customer reply replied 2 years ago
It is still under waranty, and I could take it back to the dealer, but I would have to borrow a trailor, ane the deales is 50 miles from here.
Customer reply replied 2 years ago
Perhaps I should quit washing it sfter each use.
Customer reply replied 2 years ago
Mechanical problems are easy for me, but electrical is a whole different isdue.
Customer reply replied 2 years ago
Issue
Customer reply replied 2 years ago
Only thing I can think of is the seat switch, the brake switch, or the ignition switch. Id there anything else?
Technician: Curtis B., Technician replied 2 years ago
If you jump the starter solenoid, does the engine spin?
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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
Havent tried that. Not sure if I know how.
Customer reply replied 2 years ago
Use one side of a jumper cable from plus side of battery to starter?
Technician: Curtis B., Technician replied 2 years ago
No, just jump the cable terminal to the switch terminal on the solenoid!
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Technician: Curtis B., Technician replied 2 years ago
That would be the same connection the key makes!
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Technician: Curtis B., Technician replied 2 years ago
http://www.partstree.com/parts/husqvarna/mowers-lawn-garden-tractor/yth-23v48-96043011002-husqvarna-yard-tractor-2011-06/electrical/
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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
Jumper turns the srarter
Customer reply replied 2 years ago
Solenoid?
Customer reply replied 2 years ago
What I think is the solenoid has 2 little wires running to it.
Technician: Curtis B., Technician replied 2 years ago
Th e posiitve battery cable goes direct to the solenoid.
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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
Yes
Customer reply replied 2 years ago
Can I jump the solenoid?
Technician: Curtis B., Technician replied 2 years ago
The see if you can jump it and spin engine.
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Technician: Curtis B., Technician replied 2 years ago
Use old screwdriver?
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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
When I jump from the battery to the starter it spins.
Customer reply replied 2 years ago
I will go try. Be right back
Technician: Curtis B., Technician replied 2 years ago
ok
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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
When I jump acrosd the solenoid the startes spins, but the engine still won't start.
Technician: Curtis B., Technician replied 2 years ago
Did you have the key on?
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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
Almost has to be a kill switch.
Technician: Curtis B., Technician replied 2 years ago
One of the safety switches! Looking at the wiring, I don't see any other switches.
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Technician: Curtis B., Technician replied 2 years ago
Do you hear the fuel solenoid in the carburetor click when you turn the key on?
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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
No
Customer reply replied 2 years ago
I'm thinking it must be the brake switch, but I don't know how to check it.
Customer reply replied 2 years ago
O well. It was worth $18 dollars to talk to you. I will just take it back to the dealer.
Technician: Curtis B., Technician replied 2 years ago
Sorry it didn't work out!
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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
Have a good one.
Technician: Curtis B., Technician replied 2 years ago
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