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Old 07-30-2008, 02:26 PM
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exmark 52 hydro

I have a 6 year old 52" hydro that starts easily but will stall out when I put it into forward gear or flip the switch to turn on the blades. Any suggestions?
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Old 07-30-2008, 03:22 PM
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Bad operator presence switch.
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Old 07-30-2008, 04:23 PM
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Bad operator presence switch.
yep, sounds like it to me.
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Old 07-30-2008, 09:10 PM
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......2nd that, I mean third that, or is it forth now?
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Old 08-04-2008, 03:17 AM
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Hydro Switch?

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I have a 6 year old 52" hydro that starts easily but will stall out when I put it into forward gear or flip the switch to turn on the blades. Any suggestions?
Please keep us posted, let us know what you found, o.k.?
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Old 08-04-2008, 03:29 PM
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yep, sounds like it to me.
Ridin Around, Good to see your Avatar, I got to thinking maybe they don't get what an operator presence switch is, copy? So to Y'all, flip the seat up, under there is a bolthead sticking up that has a large washer pushing down on a switch, (usually a grey S/P-S/T), pull the connector of the bottom of the switch put a temporary jumper between the two connector terminals and see if the switch is the problem. The seat switch is a very common problem, and nothing wrong with cleaning it, or if you feel energetic, take it out, dunk it, give it a nice bath, blow it out with the blowgun, and see if that fixes the problem, by the way, how many hours are on this machine? C'ya K
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Old 08-05-2008, 06:25 PM
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If your 52 is a walk behind your OP switch may be built into the handle too. Thanks, for the compliment on the puller!!
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