52" toro electrical prob

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by american dream, Sep 17, 2008.

  1. american dream

    american dream LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 317

    Hi Guys,when I Start My Toro And Then Start To Release The Brake It Trys To Shut Down The Engine But When I Put Brake Back On It Would Continue To Run.
  2. MowerMedic77

    MowerMedic77 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,164

    Operator presence switch or seat switch
  3. viper00085

    viper00085 LawnSite Member
    from NC/VA
    Messages: 237

    if its an older toro z, about a 2000-2006 or so, it may have a mercury tilt switch located near the battery and hydro resovoir. that is usually the switch that kills the unit instantly when the brake is released. it of course could also be the seat or lever switch. if it is the tilt switch, they dont offer it anymore for epa (mercury) reasons, so you can hot wire around it and incorporate the seat switch straight to the harness so it still functions.

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