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Mtd riding mower model 13an772g029 won't start blows fuse

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Mtd riding mower model 13an772g029 won't start blows fuse when key is turned. Not sure if wires are on the solenoid correctly tried every combination still blows fuse. Where shold ground wire from battery go?
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Technician: Donald, Small Engine Technician replied 1 year ago
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Technician: Donald, Small Engine Technician replied 1 year ago

What is your reason for originally moving the wires on your solenoid?

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
Someone changed solenoid. I was asked to look at it afterwards
Customer reply replied 1 year ago
They had ground wire going to solenoid not to chassy
Technician: Donald, Small Engine Technician replied 1 year ago

Is your ground wire on one of your solenoid posts, along with one of your large red cables?

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
No I moved it to chassy to ground it
Technician: Donald, Small Engine Technician replied 1 year ago

Ok ...

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Technician: Donald, Small Engine Technician replied 1 year ago

Does your fuse blow when your key is in on position, or when your switch is in start position?

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
The start position
Technician: Donald, Small Engine Technician replied 1 year ago

There is a small orange wire attached to your solenoid. Remove this wire, then check again to see if your fuse blows, in start position.

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
it still blows it
Technician: Donald, Small Engine Technician replied 1 year ago

This indicates that your orange wire has a direct short in it, or your ignition switch is bad.

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
The wire has a white stripe. Can the ignition switch be tested?
Customer reply replied 1 year ago
Could bad ground cause it blow?
Technician: Donald, Small Engine Technician replied 1 year ago

i would rather believe that it is a short or bad switch.

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Technician: Donald, Small Engine Technician replied 1 year ago

You can use a continuity tester to test your ignition switch.

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
Have continuity through terminals s & b in start position, L & b in run position and m & g in off position
Technician: Donald, Small Engine Technician replied 1 year ago

In start position, check for continuity between B & G.

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
No continuity between B&G
Technician: Donald, Small Engine Technician replied 1 year ago

I believe your ignition switch is ok.

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Technician: Donald, Small Engine Technician replied 1 year ago

On your solenoid, you should have two large red cables, and a small red wire with fuse, and an orange wire.

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Technician: Donald, Small Engine Technician replied 1 year ago

Am I correct?

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
2 large red, small red w/fuse, small orange and white and small green
Technician: Donald, Small Engine Technician replied 1 year ago

I would for you to try something.

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
but solenoid has no markings. That's why I tried moving wires around
Technician: Donald, Small Engine Technician replied 1 year ago

It does not matter which side you put your large red cable on, as long as you put your small red wire on the same post, with the large red cable that goes to your battery.

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
What can I try
Technician: Donald, Small Engine Technician replied 1 year ago

Try this ...

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
It is on same side
Technician: Donald, Small Engine Technician replied 1 year ago

Fully release your brake / clutch pedal and engage your blades, then turn your key to start position, to see if your fuse still blows.

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
fuse still blows
Technician: Donald, Small Engine Technician replied 1 year ago

Thank you for checking. Are you familiar with using small jumper wires?

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Technician: Donald, Small Engine Technician replied 1 year ago

I would like to confirm something. In ON position, your fuse does not blow? Is this correct?

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
Correct
Technician: Donald, Small Engine Technician replied 1 year ago

Remove the wiring connector from your ignition switch. Put a jumper wire in your connector, to jump your (S) Orange Wire, and your (B) Red Wire. Let's see if your fuse blows.

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
S is double red and b is yellow on this harness
Technician: Donald, Small Engine Technician replied 1 year ago

Is this your original ignition switch?

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Technician: Donald, Small Engine Technician replied 1 year ago

I believe you have the wrong ignition switch.

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
Should I still jump s and b?
Technician: Donald, Small Engine Technician replied 1 year ago

Jump red and orange wires.

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
Does not blow fuse
Technician: Donald, Small Engine Technician replied 1 year ago

Yellow wire is a ground and should never attach to (B) terminal on your ignition switch. Orange wire should attach to S terminal.

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Technician: Donald, Small Engine Technician replied 1 year ago

Set your parking brake and disengage your blades, then jump your red and orange again. Let's see if your engine spins.

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
No it doesn't spin. I think this switch is original but I'll check into it. Thanks for your time I have to go to work now. Will play with this abother day
Technician: Donald, Small Engine Technician replied 1 year ago

You are very welcome!

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Technician: Donald, Small Engine Technician replied 1 year ago

If you need additional assistance, I will be happy to continue working with you.

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