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Is there a deck switch on a YTH180

I have a YTH 180 riding lawn mower when brake is released engine dies. When blades are engaged engine dies. Is there a deck switch on this model and where is it located?

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Brake shutoff isn't working properly it is located on opposite side of brake about 3inches past steel plate unplug and put jumper wire from white to white wire this will disable brake shut off.this is only a suggestion but it will work.

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Hi..my name is Keith...and i havent worked on that lawn mower model..so i cant tell you exactly where the safety switch is..but it sounds like the reverse safety switch has failed and the lawn mower thinks you are in reverse..so i would look around your foward-neutral-reverse shifter for it...i hope this has helped..if not write me back

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