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Ron, I would like to confirm something. Are you saying that when you turn your key to start your engine, nothing happens, not even a clicking sound, or no spinning of your engine?
It is very likely that you have a blown fuse. I would focus on your fuse first.
Thanks for your response.
Can you get the model numbers for your mower, for me?
I will use your model numbers to pull up a diagram of your mower?
Hello Ron. Thanks for these numbers. You fuse is underneath your console, near the wiring connector that goes to your ignition switch and your pto switch.
We can continue from here.
Your ignition switch and your pto switch is close together. On the bottom of these switches, you will have wires attached to them. Your fuses will be in the same area as your wires and connectors.
You are correct. There are two fuse. Check them both. We can continue from here.
Thanks for this follow up. Check first to see if your fuse is blown, then check to make sure your battery is fully charged. If the clicking continues, it is possible that your solenoid has failed. Also, try spinning your flywheel by hand, just to confirm that your engine is not locked.
If you can gain easily access to your solenoid, use a screwdriver to carefully jump across the two posts, with the large red cables attached to them. Let's see if your engine will spin.
Ron, you and I can continue from here.
Good morning Ron. I read what you stated above. I suggest that you retrieve your proof of purchase, and take your mower back to Home Depot, and explain your situation them. I would begin with them, due to the fact that you did purchase the extended warranty.
Let's hope they will take your concerns into consideration, and get you some help. Hopefully they will not place all blame on you, due to the incident with the banana tree leaf.
Let me know what your results are. If all fails, I can help you find the part at a much lower cost. The part is relatively simple to replace. Only bolt secures your clutch, to your crankshaft.
You are very welcome! I do hope all goes well for you.