1. Outdoors I have a Craftsman riding mower model 917288031 that won't start. I was working fine, but now nothing happens when turning the key. No headlights. Replaced battery - its fully charged. What do I need to do?

    Hi Scott - I replaced the solenoid; still nothing. Is there a way to check the safety switches or should I just replace them? I'm not sure where the safety switches are - can you give me a clue? I …
  2. Outdoors I have a Craftsman riding mower model 917288031 that won't start. I was working fine, but now nothing happens when turning the key. No headlights. Replaced battery - its fully charged. What do I need to do?

    Hi Fred, Thanks for your help. I checked the fuse - it has 0 ohms resistance, so it's good. I can jump across the solenoid and the engine turns. Does this indicate a bad solenoid?
  3. Outdoors I have a Craftsman riding mower model 917288031 that won't start. I was working fine, but now nothing happens when turning the key. No headlights. Replaced battery - its fully charged. What do I need to do?

    Thank you for your advice. I checked the fuse - it has 0 ohms resistance, so it's good. I can jump across the solenoid and the engine turns. Does this indicate a bad solenoid?