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okay so i mowed with it all day yesterday worked great i went out few min ago to crank it up and drive out of the garage i added some oil and fuel hopped on set the brake and turned the key nothing didnt do a single thing got off looked around checked the safty seat switch all good but still nothing i changed the starter fuse to still nothing im confused its never done this before ever the mower is disengauged as well i need some quick help on this the lights wont even work i have a charged battery and my spark plug is connected i dont get it how can you go from mowing great to doing nothing help!
 

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Hi, Nick. Sent you a PM (or a couple).
The lights are probably not run off the battery circuit, but fed off an internal to the engine alternator, ac voltage. So, the battery has no effect on them.
No solenoid click could be several things: bad ground connection from battery negative terminal to mower chassis, bad battery connections on battery posts (either pos or neg), or bad positive connection and ground at the solenoid.
You said you replaced the fuse.
If the seat, clutch, or attachment interlock switches aren't making up properly, you won't apply power to the solenoid.
Check all connections for cleanliness and tightness.
Once you get a click, the starter should work. If it doesn't, either the starter is no good, bad starter connections, of the switch within the solenoid isn't working properly.
Let's get that 'click' back, to start.
 

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okay so far i checked all the safty measures all good btill nothing tho im unsure how i can go from mowing to nothingness im not sure were SOME of this stuff is on the machine
 

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okay so far i checked all the safty measures all good btill nothing tho im unsure how i can go from mowing to nothingness im not sure were SOME of this stuff is on the machine

Check all wire connections. Clean battery cables. You charged battery bu did hou put a tester on it to see if it has a charge. Solonid bad, break in wire or bad Key switch. Not all hard to find if you have a volt meter. Test things fromt the battery out. Check the switch for continuity. Check for continuity on every wire. Sometimes a wire falls off. Sometimes the connectors get a little loose. Jiggle, jiggle the wires and tripple check them.
 

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What one 'thing' was turned on, then off, then on, and wouldn't work? Could the plug that goes onto the bottom of the ignition switch have fallen off? Reach up under the fender and give it a shake, or as 'sailingamerican' says, jiggle, jiggle, and jiggle some more. .
 

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Found an istruction book that should be close to your machine, referenced from another posting. In the www.sears.com site, choose the parts direct icon, then enter model number 917.270743. Then find the instruction book tab, go to page 31, electrical schematic, and follow thru the starting circuit using a volt-ohm meter.
 

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Found an istruction book that should be close to your machine, referenced from another posting. In the www.sears.com site, choose the parts direct icon, then enter model number 917.270743. Then find the instruction book tab, go to page 31, electrical schematic, and follow thru the starting circuit using a volt-ohm meter.
hrm my brother is an electrition i have no idea what a voltage ohm meter is would lowe's or home depot have on ? are they pocket draining?
 

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AHAHAHHA you guys arent gonna beleave this i was checking everything when it dawen'd on my i left the key in the on position all night and the break was off so it was using electericity the batt is dead my meter is bad i grabed my charger hooked iot up lights went on lolol
 
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