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    May 19, 2009, 04:51 PM
    Sears tractor model 917.254850
    I have a sear riding mower model # 917.254850 14 hp Kohler engine model CV14s Type#PS1452 and every time I turn the key to the cranking position it blows the fuse and won't start. I have checked all the wires and none are burnt or bare.
    Can some one please help I know its an old tractor but it was my late grandfathers and is still in good shape otherwise.

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    May 19, 2009, 05:00 PM

    Try disconnecting the big red wire going to the starter, turn the key to see if the fuse blows. If it doesn't blow you may have a short in your starter. I would remove the starter and have it tested or just touch the terninals with a jumper cable from a battery.
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    Aug 8, 2013, 07:30 PM
    I have a sear riding mower model # 917.254850 14 hp Kohler engine model CV14s Type#PS1452
    It would not start so I checked the battery & the terminals were dirty. I cleaned it up and it started fine. Now, for some unknown reason, the engine cranks but it starts intermittently. I thought it was the fuel line, but I checked all the hosing and there is gas in the line.
    I bought this used, so my knowledge of how it works is limited. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

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