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Have to shake Drive lever on Walker to start

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by nateturner, Feb 13, 2013.

  1. nateturner

    nateturner LawnSite Member
    Posts: 66

    Sometimes I have to shake the forward drive lever back and forth just a little on my walker while turning the key in order for it to turn over. Anyone know the cause of this? I'm sure its a sensor, but anyone know how to fix it? Thanks.
     
  2. ericg

    ericg LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,213

    There is a safety switch for the forward speed control that is either loose or requires replacement. On page 57 in the link below, you will see the switch, item #14. I would look at the switch to see if it is loose and if so, adjust it and tighten the screws. If the switch still acts up, replace it. The switch is normally open, so for diagnostic purposes only, you can disconnect the switch and try and start the mower to verify the condition. However, this is a safety and is required to be in place prior to starting the machine for mowing. In other words, do not leave it disconnected for any other reason than diagnostics.

    http://www.walkermowers.com/manuals/mowers/model-mt-manuals/8000-15_pub.pdf
     
    Last edited: Feb 13, 2013
  3. nateturner

    nateturner LawnSite Member
    Posts: 66

    Hey thanks for detailed help! I was guessing it was a switch but theres so many of them i didnt know where to begin. I will look into this switch tonight.
     
  4. windflower

    windflower LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,080

    The switch may be dirty. Try cleaning it before replacement.
     

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