Make sure the pto isn't engaged, also check the pto safety switch.
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
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?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.