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Old 05-11-2013, 10:02 PM
32vld 32vld is offline
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John Deere LT 180 semi stalls when pressing the reverse pedal

I have a John Deere LT 180 that runs and cuts great.

The thing is that when I take my foot off the forward pedal and press on the reverse pedal the engine sounds as if it want so to momentarily stall out. Either the engine recovers on it's own or releasing the reverse pedal and reapplying the reverse pedal the engine will run normal.

Checked the safety switches and wiring but do not see anything.

Anyone every have this happen?
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Old 05-11-2013, 10:31 PM
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Sounds like a issue with one of the RIO (Reverse Implement Option) switches, There's one on the dash and one on the reverse pedal assembly. It's evident one is intermittently making contact, I'd start by checking/replacing the one on the pedal......
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Old 05-12-2013, 03:29 AM
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I have a JDx300 I bypassed the RIO by putting in 2 wires to act as a jump. This way I can go forward/reverse instantly and get off the seat w/ out the mower shutting off or without having to push or hold another button. If it is related to that this may help, query it on YouTube and there is a simple step by step on how to do it. How many hours on your JD?
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Old 05-13-2013, 09:35 PM
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Follow the reverse pedal linkage and found a switch on top of the transmission. There was a lot of dirt and dried grass packed all around it.

Running good now.

Thank you to all that responded.

There is about 275 hours on the mower.
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