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So I was recently handed a Wheelhorse riding mower (211-5 build). The day I received it, I had started it several times to get the feel of how it operated before taking it home. Once I started to use it on my lawn, I had to turn it off to move something out of the way. When I went to get back on, it refused to turn on. It didnt turn over at all. The engine is in good condition and the battery is less than a year old. I did notice after it quit running that the gear shift had become loose. Meaning, as it rests, I don't need to use the clutch to engage it. I'm guessing this has something to do with it but I am nowhere near mower savy. Any or insight would be greatly appreciated - thanks
 

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Welcome to the forum Wes! :)

If it is stuck in gear that might be activating a cutout switch which would keep it from starting. I'm pretty sure you would need to depress the clutch as well to get it to crank even in neutral. You can look up diagrams for it at the link below. There are several different versions made over the years so you will need to try and locate the actual model number to differentiate which diagram matches your tractor. Also they came with both gear shift and hydraulic transmissions. Maybe by looking at the exploded views and comparing them to yours you will find a bolt that has come loose in the linkage to the gear shifter someplace.

https://lookup3.toro.com/partdex/index.cfm?xCaller=Toro

You can start your search at the link above by just typing in "211-5". That will then bring up the seven manuals, one of which should be for your tractor.
 

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this might sound dumb but i've done this on my wheel horse...i had the electric clutch switch on while doing the same as you did ...couldnt imagine why it wouldn't start...turned the switch off and it started...lol..now maybe yours doesnt have the switch...just a thought
 
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