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Posted September 11, 2011 - 10:39 AM

my son and i are working on a 1998 craftsman garden tractor which has been seating for about 5 years and have been cleaning on yet this weekend. i thought it might be lock up but nope it isn'tgot it to turn over and changed the oil which was nasty.now we are working on key switch that has gone bad and was wounding if a guy can put a push button switch in it to start.
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Posted September 11, 2011 - 10:41 AM

Welcome to GTTalk jbus725.
Yes any style on off switch will work to kill the engine. you will need additional switches for starter and light which could cost more than a key switch in the long run.

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Posted September 11, 2011 - 10:47 AM

jbus, WELCOME to GT talk, glad you joined us. Post some pictures when you can and have fun here. Ask any questions you might have and someone will surely answer them...

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Posted September 11, 2011 - 04:00 PM

Welcome to GTtalk. As ducky said key switches aren't that bad. Sometime unplugged , then jump the solenoid.( But I'm n0t a expert just country guy how does CRAZY THINGS). And times I got from Jumper Battery to ground and starter post.



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Posted September 11, 2011 - 04:16 PM

I think that TSC carries the replacement for those. You will want the old one with you just to verify.

It may not be your key switch at all. I have seen safety switches unplug, fail, or lose connection and cause a no start.

If you can post a model #, we may be able to help you in what to check for. If you can, post the 917.XXXXXXXX number and the model designation. Like GT18 or whatever it has on the hood.

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Posted September 11, 2011 - 04:27 PM

:welcome: I see that some of our members are already helping with advice. You will find quite a lot of members that will be able to help you with problems that you may encounter.