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Old 08-17-2002, 07:01 PM
fltdds fltdds is offline
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Scag won't start

I have a Cougar that is acting up. It has the 25 hp Kohler. It was starting ok and runs well when it starts, until you want to get off, I shut off the blades, then I engage the brake lever. This then makes the engine shut off and it will not restart. I have jumped all tha saftey switches with no relief, the starter has been checked out, and the battery is good. Is it possibly the starter switch? Any ideas would be appreciated!
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Old 08-19-2002, 11:20 PM
khouse khouse is offline
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Since you jumped all the safety switches then it may be the blade engagement swith itself. Can you swap this switch out with another unit to see?
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Old 09-01-2002, 12:52 AM
parkmaster parkmaster is offline
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make sure the operators handles are in the open position. if you engage the hand brake while they are not in the open position the machine will cut off.
have turf tiger does the same thing.

you plant it, I'll maintain it
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Old 09-01-2002, 08:50 AM
fltdds fltdds is offline
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I found the problem. It turned out to be the interlock relay. It would operate normally until it got hot. I changed it yesterday 8-31 and had no problems all day. Thanks to all who responded with ideas.
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