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Help- I can't retstart my ZTR after the seat safety mech. turned it off...

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by lawncutterupper, Jul 12, 2007.

  1. lawncutterupper

    lawncutterupper LawnSite Member
    Messages: 61

    Today was my first day ever running a my new Ariens EZR 1640. Im not going to get into what else went wrong but I got off the machine to move a hose and it turned off because of the safety mechinism. I got back on and the engine wont turn over. I was wondering if there was some sort of way to reset it to make it restart. Thanks
  2. jpp

    jpp LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,131

    Did you turn the blades off when you got off of it? Is the parking brake on? Handles in the right positions?
  3. GrassyTomm

    GrassyTomm LawnSite Member
    Messages: 18

    First make sure that the blade engagement switch is off before attempting to restart teh mower. A mower won't start unless the blades are off.
  4. lawnmaniac883

    lawnmaniac883 LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,613

    Check parking brake
  5. mcwlandscaping

    mcwlandscaping LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,163

    I'm betting on the blade switch as well!
  6. lawncutterupper

    lawncutterupper LawnSite Member
    Messages: 61

    The blades are off, the werid thing is when I turn the key it makes a clicking noise like it wants to start, it will also make this sound if I am not sitting down, as well as if the brake is on. Both of which will keep the mower from starting if it were normal cicumstances. Any other ideas?
  7. jpp

    jpp LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,131

    Are you sure the blades are off? On mine when the blades are engaged it clicks. Is the clicking coming from the starter or solenoid?
  8. joe the lawn guy

    joe the lawn guy LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 523

    thats a relay prob. try turning blades on and off a few times..and brake too
  9. mkroher

    mkroher LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 539

    is the mower stuck in a customer's lawn? haha
  10. lawncutterupper

    lawncutterupper LawnSite Member
    Messages: 61

    It has an electric PTO. Im sure it is in the off position. IV tried everything. Im pretty sure the problem lies in the seat.

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