walker problem???

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by lawnboy8154, Oct 14, 2005.

  1. lawnboy8154

    lawnboy8154 LawnSite Member
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    starts and runs fine....engage the blades it dies?? any suggestions
     
  2. gene gls

    gene gls LawnSite Gold Member
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    Bad safty switch.

    Gene
     
  3. cgland

    cgland LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,929

    check to make sure the blower is not jammed or clogged. We had that problem once and we found a piece of a stick was keeping it from turning.

    Chris
     
  4. Surfside

    Surfside LawnSite Member
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    adjust seat, a lighter person may not be heavy enough to set switch. Im 160 and would have back firing problems on one i used, own my own now older model and I disengaged the switch. Just a thought....
     
  5. gene gls

    gene gls LawnSite Gold Member
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    More than likly its the switch at the bottom of the PTO lever that has the plunger sticking out. It gets corroded with crap and will not come out when you turn on the PTO. Clean it up so it moves in and out easyly.

    Gene
     
  6. lawnboy8154

    lawnboy8154 LawnSite Member
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    Thanx for the info....the blower was jammed
     
  7. cgland

    cgland LawnSite Bronze Member
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    And the award goes to...........Cgland!:D
     
  8. walker-talker

    walker-talker LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Midwest
    Posts: 4,771

    I have this problem a lot in the spring when scalping warm season grasses. Usually you can hear the belt squeeking right before it dies.
     
  9. easycareacres

    easycareacres LawnSite Senior Member
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    gurny or water blast that blower propeller now and a gain as dirt packs in it also often
     
  10. gene gls

    gene gls LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,209


    An you took the time to post a help question with out taking the time to do a basic inspection of your equipment. This is why I don't bother wasting my time replying to half of the post's any more. People can't be bothered to take the time read the manuels for the equipment opperation or reserch info on the questions they are asking.

    Gene
     

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