Shutoff backing up steep slope

Discussion in 'eXmark' started by johnstarnes, May 5, 2006.

  1. johnstarnes

    johnstarnes LawnSite Member
    Messages: 1

    I have a new exmark Lazer x HP 56. The engine shuts off when I back up a steep hill. It also will shut off when I am going down forward and reduce speed to a crawl. What is wrong?
  2. 3Bladz

    3Bladz LawnSite Member
    from IL
    Messages: 166

    Check the seat switch adjustment . It sounds like your weight is coming off the seat enough to allow the switch actuator to pop up.
  3. JustinM010

    JustinM010 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 7

    I believe there is also a mercury safety switch that cuts out the engine in case of a roll over. There is a chance that this could be malfunctioning when the incline is steep enough. Just a thought, but a cheap fix. Just bypass it to see if it gets rid of the problem and replace it if thats the case.

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