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I have a cub cadet series 1000 LT 1050 it wont start or turnover

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I put a voltage tester...
I have a cub cadet series 1000 LT 1050 it wont start or turnover I put a voltage tester on the battery and it has 12 volts dc what could the problem be
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Customer: I push in the break pedal turn the key to the start position and the mower does nothing the battery has 12 volts I can jump it off with my truck and it will start and run fine but when I take the jumpers cables off the mower will die
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If you are jumping right at the battery, your battery is bad, All you are reading is the surface voltage, not enough to start the engine.
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