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    Check all ground connections to the frame, too....

    Check all ground connections to the frame, too. The ignition module is supposed to short to ground when you turn off the key, killing spark. Try running a ground wire directly from the battery...
  2. Also check the gas cap, if it's not venting...

    Also check the gas cap, if it's not venting correctly, a vacuum will be created in the tank and fuel starvation will occur, usually in 5-10 minutes. Just crack the cap open a hain and see if that...
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    If you have the correct belt, then the belt route...

    If you have the correct belt, then the belt route is not correct or you have problems with the tensioning mechanism. Is this a rear engine rider?
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    If no noise, check the hydro lock out lever at...

    If no noise, check the hydro lock out lever at the rear of the tractor and make sure it is positioned properly, it might be stuck at the transmission, too. If it's noisy when you try to go forward or...
  5. Yep, check for bent crank and sheared flywheel...

    Yep, check for bent crank and sheared flywheel key... probably why it was on Craigslist... good luck!
  6. Yes, check for spark when engine quits. I agree...

    Yes, check for spark when engine quits. I agree with DG. Carb problems usually won't let the enging run that long, just until the fuel in the bowl is depleted. New fuel cap eliminates plugged vent...
  7. Check the valves. Valve clearances get loose and...

    Check the valves. Valve clearances get loose and compression rises making the engine harder to start. Briggs typically sets clearance at .004 to .006 on both intake and exhaust valves on newer...
  8. There should be a sticker on your deck showing...

    There should be a sticker on your deck showing the correct belt routing. Typically on the top front part of the deck. Also check sears.com using your model number, you can pull up a diagram that way.
  9. Check the seat switch. Check for loose or...

    Check the seat switch. Check for loose or disconnected wires leading to the switch on the underside of the seat. It sounds like your mower thinks that there is no operator sitting on the seat, hence...
  10. Do not whack the starter with a hammer! Doing so...

    Do not whack the starter with a hammer! Doing so can crack the magnets inside the starter rendering it useless. Starters aren't cheap. If the starter spins freely, it's working. The pinion gear/assy...
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    Typically,the interlock switch is located on the...

    Typically,the interlock switch is located on the right side of the frame behind the engine. You will see a grey plastic switch with 4 wires protruding from the top. It can be a bear to replace. What...
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    If you've replaced the solenoid, disconnect the...

    If you've replaced the solenoid, disconnect the positive (large red) cable from your starter and check for 12vdc at the end of this wire. If you have 12v here when turning the key, the issue is in...
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