I'll just go purely off my circuitry knowledge here, sorry I cant seem to find too much pertinent information in research because we are lacking model numbers.
1st off, you found the safety switch under the seat right?
Safety switches for riding lawn mowers are typically nothing more than on/off plunger switches. When no one is on the seat the plunger is up and the switch is open/off. When someone is on the seat, the plunger will be pushed in and will cause the switch to become closed/on...completing the circuit. So all you have to do is connect the two wires that are plugged into the switch and you should by pass it.
NOTE: The above explanation assumes a "fail-open" switch and that you need a closed circuit to run the engine.
POST NOTE: Definitely don't recommend bypassing the switch. Safety equipment is there for a reason. Odds are you could rig up a $2 radio shack switch if you're concerned about money :)
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do you have a serial or model number?
I bought the mower used at the 1st of the summer. The sticker under the seat where the serial # and model # is gone.All I have is the engine model #.It is a 14.5 hp B/S motor 42"cut hydrostatic drive.Murray says they did not make that model tractor so I assume it was made after 2005 when briggs&stratton took over.Think I've located the safety switch on the frame would like to know if it can be bypassed?Thank You.
The engine will not even turn over/nothing...just replaced the ignition switch thought that it might have gone bad still nothing.Before ,when it was running ok,I would have to pull back on the blade engagement lever to start it then engage the blades to mow.Then it started shutting off when I engaged the blades/now it will not start at all.Like I've said it acts like the engagement safety switch is stuck.
I would like to thank oldturkey and Phillip both for the response amd the advice.I did get the mower running and the grass is cut.I found the switch and was able to replace it for about $17.Thanks again and I'll be back if I ever need anymore advice.Mike
Alright, congrats. Good thing you have grass to cut, its all hay down here ;-) Good Job Mike.