I have a Bobcat Textron 60" deck with a 23HP Kawasaki with 525 hrs with multiple, I suspect related problems. The initial problem was that when turning the key, the starter would not engage...no click...no clunk...nothing. However, I could jump the solenoid posts and the starter would crank and the engine would run. After a week or so of that, I decided I needed to fix it. So, went to the dealer and got a start solenoid. The counter man wagered his house, car and third cousin's wife that it would not fix it. He said it was likely a safety and to jumper them to find out which one. He focused on the seat safety. Well...before changing the solenoid, I started finding and jumpering safeties. Seat didn't change anything. The parking brake didn't either. I got the right steering handle off and it didn't make any difference either. I couldn't get the left one off. At one point I thought I must not be jumping the right terminals on the right safety and then popped a 20A fuse when I turned the key. Finally decided to changed the solenoid. Well, that didn't fix it either. So I pulled the ignition switch. Found a lot of corrosion underneath it and cleaned all that...put the switch back in...no crank still. HOwever, now, when I tried to jump the solenoid terminals, the engine would not fire. So then I got thinking that all the yanking I had done on the left steering arm safety had probably messed it up. So I took the screws out and got the thing out where I could see it. Tried pulling the connector and still couldn't get it loose. Finally pried it apart with a screw driver and tore the safety housing all apart...some corrosion at the terminals but not near what I would have thought for how hard it was to get apart. So...now I know I need a safety...at least one...and I suspect I need an ignition switch. Oh...I used an ohm meter to test the switch positions and could never get three terminals to read no matter what position the switch was in...that was after I cleaned the corrosion. So...went back to dealer...got a switch and the one safety cause he didn't have the one for the other side. Put those in...still won't turn over with key...and still won't fire when jumping the solenoid terminals. So...now I'm thinking I must have messed up the delay switch ro maybe some fuseable link...is that what I see on the purple wire going to the ignition area? Obviously I need to get the other safety...and from what I can see in the wiring diagram it doesn't look like the operator safety is in play during cranking...only during blade engagement. So...I'm at a loss...ideas? What am I missing? THANKS!!!!!!!!!!!