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Old 03-24-2013, 06:43 PM
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yes each lever too
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Old 03-24-2013, 06:57 PM
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try flipping the pto on off and make sure it shuts completely. Besides that I would bring it into the dealer since it should be under warranty.
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Old 03-24-2013, 07:14 PM
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Is it a fairly loud metallic click coming from near the starter?

If it won't start using the key but you are able to short the starter and get it running, you have a voltage/amperage drop somewhere.

If the click you hear is the starter gear kicking out to turn the motor, you can rule out any issues with safety mechanisms on the mower. If that were the case, the starter would not even engage. I am thinking low battery amperage (not necessarily voltage) might be causing the problem.

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Old 03-24-2013, 07:57 PM
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It is a clicking sound yes metallic softer than the sound of engaging the blade clutch with the key in the on position
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Old 03-25-2013, 09:24 AM
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start problems

If you do a search there are some other threads on here about this (not just scag i believe). I have a 2008 tiger cub bought used out of warranty has this problem. Never really messed with it much it has never not started after a couple tries. If still in warranty i would let them fix it. Could you post what you did if you ever get it fixed.
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Old 03-25-2013, 10:48 PM
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First thing I do is put my jumper box on and see what happens. That can narrow it down to battery or starter. If it trying to crank then all the fuses and interlocks are generally okay. And if you got volt meter measure voltage at battery terminals before trying to start....should be over 12.5v. After it starts volts should be 14.
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Old 03-25-2013, 11:06 PM
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why not just bring it to the dealer? For a mower that expensive, you should NEVER have to worry about fixing it...
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