Craftsman mower blows fuse when starting
Sears craftsman 16.HP mower model number 917.272061. Installed new battery and reversed polarity by mistake. Blew 20 Amp fuse. Replaced fuse. Diode from stator was blown. Have not replaced, but rewired inline without diode. When Ignition switch is turned to lights or run position the 20 Amp fuse blows. Ignition switch is fine. Bypassed ammeter. Pulled both Relay assembles. Checked wires for possible ground, still blowing fuses. Checked similar posts but found no solutions. Can someone point me in the right direction? Thanks!