Return to the Tractors Forum | Post a Follow-Up

2000 craftsman mower won't turn over!

Posted by jaws1959 (My Page) on
Sun, Jun 8, 08 at 21:39

Hi out there need help. I have a craftsman LT and it won't crank not even a sound, Battery is new, getting power to the starter solinoid Tried jumping directly to the starter no luck removed starter its works great. jumped seat safety switch still no luck. What gives

Follow-Up Postings:

RE: 2000 craftsman mower won't turn over!

Mine did that once but I don't know if you have manual blade engagement or elect? If manual there is another safety switch to check. Mine was made out of plastic and the bracket broke away. All I did was actuate the switch (push the plunger in) drill a hole in the side and installed a small wood screw to hold the switch in. There should also be another on on the clutch pedal if it's a manual transaxle.

RE: 2000 craftsman mower won't turn over!

Post the Sears 917#

Have you checked the fuse?
Are you getting 12V to the SMALL terminal on the starter solenoid?
Seat switch doesn't (usually at least) have anything to do with cranking. Running, yes.
Clutch/Brake switch and attachment switch are the switches "pf interest".

RE: 2000 craftsman mower won't turn over!

Try turning the engine by hand, by going direct to the starter, the engine should rotate.

RE: 2000 craftsman mower won't turn over!

Working O.T. and have baseball games will check all recommendations and get back with you friday night. Thanks to all.

RE: 2000 craftsman mower won't turn over!

Sounds like a poor ground cable connection.


RE: 2000 craftsman mower won't turn over!

Hi, found the problem. A bad ignition switch, jumped the starter directly to a charger, turned right over. Started messing with the ignition switch then started properly. Get this it wouldn't shut off. Need to replace switch. Thanks to everyone for your help. I checked out all the suggestions you all made and figured it out. Thanks again! jaws

 o Post a Follow-Up

Please Note: Only registered members are able to post messages to this forum.

    If you are a member, please log in.

    If you aren't yet a member, join now!

Return to the Tractors Forum

Information about Posting

  • You must be logged in to post a message. Once you are logged in, a posting window will appear at the bottom of the messages. If you are not a member, please register for an account.
  • Please review our Rules of Play before posting.
  • Posting is a two-step process. Once you have composed your message, you will be taken to the preview page. You will then have a chance to review your post, make changes and upload photos.
  • After posting your message, you may need to refresh the forum page in order to see it.
  • Before posting copyrighted material, please read about Copyright and Fair Use.
  • We have a strict no-advertising policy!
  • If you would like to practice posting or uploading photos, please visit our Test forum.
  • If you need assistance, please Contact Us and we will be happy to help.

Learn more about in-text links on this page here