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Sounds like the starter motor may be going out. Do you hear the click every time key is turned even if engine doesn't start
Then I would replace the solenoid. If it is not clicking each time key is turned replace the solenoid. Try jumping the solenoid 3-5 times back to back and see if engine starts each time.
HAve you tested the battery voltage when key is turned? How much does it drop from the no load voltage?
Follow the red wire from the battery. it will lead you to solenoid. use a screwdriver to touch the 2 poles together to start engine. make sure key is ON and brake is locked. I can find a video of solenoid jump if needed.
Solenoid looks like this:::::
no need to disconnect anything. just touch both poles together with screwdriver or pliers. engine should turn over and start
Do you see red power wires run to it? Can you upload a picture and I can label it for you. What engine is on your machine?