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Old 07-11-2012, 01:02 PM
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Dixie chopper

Just bought this thing used 250 hours classic 2750. I'm not sure how the seat switch works but sometime you can get off with the blades running and sometimes you can't and I don't think that is the way that it is supposed to be. I would think the blades have to be off to get off the mower without it shutting off. Another thing after it has ran for awhile and you shut it off it doesn't want to start back up. I havn't used this mower this is just what my Dad has told me. I bought a business and the mower came with it and I don't know anything about dixie choppers. It sounds to me like it's not getting spark because my Dad said he could smell gas after he cranked it a few times. He did say when he went out to mow with it that it fired right up without hesitation. Any help would be great.
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Old 07-11-2012, 06:58 PM
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You shouldn't be able to get off the seat at all with it running. The switch in the seat is probably getting stuck from time to time which is allowing you to get off with it running. I have a 2011 3372 and when the safety switches were hooked up you couldn't even raise or lower the deck without the engine cutting out. It is caused by taking too much weight off the seat when pushing on the deck pedal. Every time the engine would cut out, I'd hear a backfire from hell (very loud) That doesn't go over well in populated areas, so I had to disconnect the switch.
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Old 07-11-2012, 07:45 PM
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Sounds like a problem with the safeties...
Lift the seat...unplug the relay on the rear supprt bar for the seat...
Get back to work....
Dixie .chopper has never come up with a reliable safety or brake system....
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Old 07-11-2012, 08:01 PM
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unplug the relay on the rear supprt bar for the seat...
Ditto..... Putting a jumper across the seat switch only will keep the relay energized and run the battery down after a few days of sitting.....
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Old 07-12-2012, 07:09 AM
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Rob

I have two problems one is the switch and I will unhook it not a big deal. Got my dad to check to see if he was getting any spark and he was not. Rob I saw on another thread where you were talking about some type of box or relay that goes bad before the coil. It is a 27 genarac motor. He had no spark on either plug. Like I said I have two issues but I'm not getting any spark when the motor is turning over so the switch shouldn't have anything to do with it. Thank you for your help.


Your engine has two coils, One for each cylinder. It also has a "Smart Advance Module" (black box) mounted on the flywheel cover that also controls the ignition system.

Did both coils get replaced, The SAM module or what ?

THIS IS WHAT I WAS TALKING ABOUT FROM ANOTHER THREAD.

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Old 07-12-2012, 08:06 AM
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The safeties will ground the ignition modules...causing a no spark condition.
Generac engines do not use a SAM or smartspark ignition...the coils are inductive.
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Old 07-12-2012, 08:17 AM
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So the motor will turn over but the coils won't sent any fire to the plugs?? My dad did jump the switch on the seat and it still didn't fire.
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Old 07-12-2012, 08:26 AM
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Do not jump the switch..unplug the relay...
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Old 07-12-2012, 08:31 AM
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Like I said I know nothing about dixies so where is the relay? Anything else I should try if that doesn't work?
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Old 07-12-2012, 08:36 AM
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My bad I just saw your earlier post about it being on the rear support bar on the seat. What is and what does the mercury switch do?? Roll over shut off??
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