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Old 05-07-2014, 07:08 PM
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Safety switch not working on Lesco 48 hydro mower

Not good. If the blades are engaged and I let go of the handles they keep running. Same with it in gear ,let go and it keeps going.Had to chase it once already. Help.
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Old 05-08-2014, 09:47 PM
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Old 05-08-2014, 11:41 PM
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Personally I like my mowers that way, not so much in gear thou.

Have you tried replacing the switch?
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Not good. If the blades are engaged and I let go of the handles they keep running. Same with it in gear ,let go and it keeps going.Had to chase it once already. Help.
The only thing I would suggest, like herler said, replace the switches.....More then likely, it's the ones on the handles that have gone bad. If I remember correctly, they have to be pushed in to keep the machine running....
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Did they work and then stopped?
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Old 05-09-2014, 07:36 PM
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The only thing I would suggest, like herler said, replace the switches.....More then likely, it's the ones on the handles that have gone bad. If I remember correctly, they have to be pushed in to keep the machine running....
Both gone bad?
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Did they work and then stopped?
Don't know bought it used with 200 hrs on it.
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Look for something jumping the wires together coming from one of the switches or something jamming into the switches by the handles. Basically the switch down by the transmission on the left and the one on the transmission make a contact while in neutral and the blades off. Once one of these is broke it goes through the switches on the handle to make contact. If they're all open motor shuts off if one is closed on the handles then it stays running. Both have to be closed on the transmission and blade side if one of the handles is not closing the circuit. Either one of the handles is jumped or both the transmission and blades are jumped or the whole thing is rewired to the key switch.
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Both gone bad?
If I remember correctly, you can run the machine with one hand. Which means that the switches are interconnected in some way, so even if one failed, the other side would still work.

Since you got it used, have you check to see if the safeties have been jumped or rigged in any way ?
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