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Problem with electric start...

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I'm honestly not sure where this would go, (sorry) so I decided to post it here. I have a Wizard lawnmower with a 14.5 hp Briggs, and I can't get it to start. I don't have a battery, so I hooked up a car battery with jumper cables. When I turned the key, it would crank until it started to build up compression. Then it would stop. I thought it was the starter, but after cleaning it up quite a bit and oiling it, I had the same problem. Someone came in and hooked up the cables the same way I had, and it fired right up. I figured I didn't have a good connection, and that would be the end of the problems. Later on I came out, hooked the cables in the same spot that they did, the exact same way, and it did the same thing it had done earlier. I've tried hooking up the cables to the battery terminals, and I've tried hooking one on the frame and one on the starter. I've jiggled them to get a better connection, tried different spots, same problem. What's going on?
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