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Riding mower dies when releasing brake

Mrfixit, i'm not sure what safety switch you're talking about

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the seat switch is the problem. the switch itself could be bad, but usually theproblem is that the connector is just not plugged in all the way [by the way, trying to bypass the switch by inserting the wire doesn't work because there is a "switch" inside the connector to prevent you from doing just what you did]

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