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My mower just died while mowing yet it has plenty of fuel.

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My mower just died...

My mower just died while mowing yet it has plenty of fuel. It did not shudder, it just died.

Mechanic's Assistant: What's the make and model of the mower? And can you guesstimate how old it is?

Cub Cadet RZT. It is about 5 years old.

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

Yes if possible

Mechanic's Assistant: Anything else we should know to help you best?

Battery died over the winter/non-use. Replaced the battery with a new one.

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Technician: JON, Small Engine Technician replied 3 months ago

WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU TURN THE KEY TO START

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
Nothing happens. It is like the emergency brake is not on or the PTO is on.
Technician: JON, Small Engine Technician replied 3 months ago

Check the fuse first, then Try jumping the solenoid if fuse is good. 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, but will not start, you are going to have a bad safety switch. if it does start, see if you can engage the blades and/or drive the machine

let me know how it goes and we will troubleshoot from there

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