Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Jackson, Mississippi
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Craftsman safety switches
I am working on a craftsman mod# 917.270722 riding lawnmower. I just got it and cant get any power to the starter. I hooked a battery box direct to the starter to turn it over but still would not start untill the parking brake was set and the key is on , it would roll over it just wouldnt start. I cant get it to roll over at all with the key but i can put 12 volts to the soloenoid and the starter will turn. I am not sure what to do next the parking brake switch is working, the deck is off so im not sure about the blade engage switch i checked the seat switch and then bypassed it by hooking the white wires together, i also did this with the engage switch no difference.
Summary the engine will run if i have the key on and the parking brake set but i cannot start it with the key, i put power directly to the starter or soloenoid and it will start. WHAT AM I MISSING!!!!!