Guys, I have a nearly 3-yr old Toro TimeCutter SS4260, 42" with a Kawasaki 22HP FR651V engine. I need some help from you pros, 'cause I'm just a dumb homeowner. Here's my issue(s): Intermittently, when I pull the control levers in, the engine wants to die, almost like the seat kill switch is activating. If I push the levers back out quickly, the engine comes back. This can happen either after I've been cutting, or initially on start up. There is no pattern. Also intermittently, the battery will be dead after a few days. But sometimes, it'll go a week and start right up. Hmm? This seems to be a classic case of a "short" or electrical drain somewhere. But are the control lever stalling and the battery drain issues related? I brought the mower in, they replaced the battery, and assured me "it's the battery". Ok. But, if it's the battery, why doesn't the battery go dead all the time? And if it's the battery, why does pulling the control levers in activate the kill switch, but only intermittently? Your thoughts from you pro landscapers and mechanics would be most appreciated. Should I put a voltmeter on this new battery and see what happens over a couple of days or weeks?