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localhero800
08-19-2009, 04:55 PM
I bought a used Encore Pro-48 walkbehind mower, and it has the speed adj, on the back controlled by a lever, its a pain, and ive had it get away a few times, and it doesnt stop. there has got to be a kill switch, or something, as if it gets away, it wont stop. does anyone know where this would be or how i could put one on it????? thanks db

mtchockey30
08-19-2009, 05:14 PM
Im not 100% sure what you mean.. But, on mine there is a piece that you hold down on both sides when you are holding the grips. When you let go of both it should kill it. Does that make any sense?

Restrorob
08-19-2009, 07:17 PM
HERE (http://www.encoreequipment.com/servicebook/08Walk-Behinds/Belt-Drive/PartsManual/WBBelt-DriveIPL.pdf) is a parts manual, Scroll down to the handle assembly. You will see the safety handles mtchockey30 mentioned. Part #'s 2-3-4-5 and spring #6, You will also see the switch on the left handle bar #25.....

localhero800
08-19-2009, 09:49 PM
ok???? on mine, there is a lever under the handles, that controls the speed. all the way left is No forward motion, and all the way right is full speed. the levers on the grip turn and if you squeeze all the way down, will go in reverse. if you let go of the grip levers, it just goes straight. you have to manualy reach down and push the lever under the handle bars, back to the left to stop it. hope it makes sence. i guess i need an operators manual for this , cause my mower doest work as you say?????

thanks db

localhero800
08-19-2009, 09:53 PM
also does anyone have a pic, of where their battery, choke, and key are mounted. mine is on the side of the mower, and it doesnt look right???

db

Restrorob
08-19-2009, 10:02 PM
OK db,

You must have the Hydro unit ? (no model numbers posted)


Take a look at THIS (http://www.encoreequipment.com/servicebook/08Walk-Behinds/Hydro_Drive/PartsManual/WBHydroIPL.pdf) manual, It still has the same style safety switch handles.

localhero800
08-19-2009, 10:11 PM
yes, it is a hydro, i dont know where a model # would be on this mower? there is a lever under each grip on the handle, and it controls the turn, but there is no safety switch, at all that i can see anywhere?? how does it work??

db

localhero800
08-20-2009, 05:41 PM
anymore ideas???
db

Restrorob
08-20-2009, 06:39 PM
Without a model number which probably wouldn't help much since Encore's website has a lot to be desired..... No.

Can you post some pictures of your handle and control assemblies from different angles ?

localhero800
08-23-2009, 12:02 AM
i will try to do that tomarrow afternoon, so check back please!!! thanks for all the help...

localhero800
08-26-2009, 10:27 PM
dads been out with the mower
and ive been had surgery, so i havent got a chance to get a pic, but how would i wire a kill switch that would run on a lanyard that cliped to your belt, so when the mower got away, it would pull the pin and kill the mower??? any ideas?
db

Restrorob
08-26-2009, 10:53 PM
Simple,

The lanyard switch has two wires, Hook one to the kill wire going to the ignition coil and the other to a good ground.

If the lanyard pulls off the switch it grounds the coil killing spark and shutting the engine down.

localhero800
08-26-2009, 11:04 PM
where would i get one of these at????

db

Restrorob
08-26-2009, 11:20 PM
Hahaha.....I just knew you would ask that !


HERE (http://www.iboats.com/Seadog_Universal_Kill_Switch/dm/cart_id.423069788--session_id.477043826--view_id.39677) . http://forum.doityourself.com/images/smilies/coffee.gif

localhero800
08-27-2009, 10:57 AM
im sorry im bein such a apain, but im not suppoed to leave the house till saturday, due to my surgery, but where would i find the wire to tap into the coil? my mower has a Kohler CV-20 on it.

thanks for all the help!!! you dont know how big of a help you`ve been!!!!

db

Restrorob
08-27-2009, 12:15 PM
Naaa, Not a pain......

Should be able to tap into the wire marked "M" on the back of the ignition switch.

Best of luck getting back out doors.....