Engaging blades shuts off engine

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by South Florida Lawns, Feb 23, 2010.

  1. South Florida Lawns

    South Florida Lawns LawnSite Platinum Member
    from usa
    Posts: 4,785

    I just went to use my stander and as I engaged the blades the engine shut off. It's not bogging out but rather like the key is being shut off. I think it may be a fuse or something. Any suggestions? I'll have to dig out the electrical schematics and my multimeter when I get to the shop tonight and trace down what it is.
     
  2. topsites

    topsites LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 21,653

    Might be just a bad connection or maybe the switch is bad but it's more
    than likely something to do with the Operator Presence Safety Switch.
     
  3. DT Lawn Care

    DT Lawn Care LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 850

    Agreed. Check the connections on your presence switches.

    Try flipping the choke on before you engage the blade, that should pretty much eliminate power failure.
     
  4. RonAyersMotorsports

    RonAyersMotorsports LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 854

    Be sure the engine is running on both cylinders as well before checking what the guys above have recommended.
     
  5. South Florida Lawns

    South Florida Lawns LawnSite Platinum Member
    from usa
    Posts: 4,785

    go figure when the guys brought it to the shop at the end of the day I hop on the thing and it works fine.
     

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