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Question about Snapper rider?

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by Hike, Apr 6, 2006.

  1. Hike

    Hike LawnSite Member
    Messages: 1


    I'm not sure if this is the right place to post this but I figured I'd give it a try. I'm writing this for my dad so bare with me! He has a Snapper riding mower that he bought new in 1987. It starts normal and runs normal but he can't turn it off with the ignition. He replaced the ignition already but it didn't help. Does anyone have any ideas about what this could be and how to fix it? He's a retired maintenance mechanic so he knows how to fix it, the problem is he can't figure out what it is that needs to be fixed! Any help is greatly appreciated. And sorry if this is the wrong place for this question.

  2. lucforce

    lucforce LawnSite Member
    Messages: 223

    If the keyswitch is near the handlebars:

    The kill wire from ignition switch runs through hollow tube frame and connects to the engine near the carburetor. That connection goes to the magnetron ignition.

    1. Check for a broken wire.
    2. Check that the ignition switch is grounding to the frame.
    3. Try to ground the wire at the connection near the carb to see if it will kill the engine.

    Could be an issue with the safety interlock module as well.

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