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MY CUB CADET RZT 50 MODLE 17A12ACP710 WON"T START -BRAKE…

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MY CUB CADET RZT...

MY CUB CADET RZT 50 MODLE 17A12ACP710 WON"T START -BRAKE LIGHT COMES ON -- CHANGED OUT SWITCH WITH NEW ONE - EVERY THING IS THE SAME

Mechanic's Assistant: Do you have fuel in the tank? If so, is the shut-off valve open and the fuel clean?

YES I HAVE GAS IN IT--IT WON"T TURN OVER-- I HAVE TRIED A NEW BATTERY

Mechanic's Assistant: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?

YES

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Technician: JON, Small Engine Technician replied 5 months ago

Try jumping the solenoid. Follow the reD wire from the battery to the starter solenoid. try jumping the solenoid by placing a screw driver on both poles together and see if machine will turn over. Make sure to engage parking brake and have key turned on. If it turns over, the solenoid is bad.

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Technician: JON, Small Engine Technician replied 5 months ago

let me know if machine actually starts or just turns over please. If it doesn't start, you may have a faulty safety switch

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