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Drive and blade engagement shutsdown the engine.

The engine seems to run fine. The belts are on the mower according to the mower description on the side panels. Every time I try to engage the drive (reverse or forward) it shuts down. It also does it when I try to engage the blade. The lawnmower is a Poulan 13.1Quiet with a Briggs and Straton engine.

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  • Darryl Woolery Mar 08, 2009

    That was the problem. Thanks so much.

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Sounds like the seat safety switch.

Posted on Mar 06, 2009

  • Kirk Marvin
    Kirk Marvin Jun 16, 2014

    I understand there are 3 safety switches on my 18 hp Poulan riding mower. One is under the seat. Where are the others?

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