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Auger problem? Hi! Engine is fine. When I depress auger control lever on the handle the engine shuts off.

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If you still have this problem you may want to check the engine brake area for a wire. this wire leads to your coil. at the point where the wire hooks up there is a piece of metal that is bent or dimpled. check this tab for clearance. if it makes contact with the bracket bolted to the engine it will kill the spark and shuts down the mower. sometimes from the factory they lube it so well with grease it will also build up between the contacts and cause a short.

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