Question about Craftsman Garden
Likely YES. Need Make/Model/Year/Engine Model/Transmission Model/Deck Size, and hours on meter if you have one. A short description of the events preceding the beginning of the problem is also helpful.
Without the Year and Model numbers we can only assume the machine is say...less than 15 years old. If so the safety system ground circuit runs through the Key switch, as well as the Brake, PTO, Seat, and Reverse switch system. If you have removed the Key switch (ignition switch, same thing) you have altered the Kill system on the machine. This would account for your problem. Exactly how, I cannot specify not knowing what machine you have. they are all wired a bit differently. The principles are the same tho.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Under the seat, there is a operator presence switch, if this switch fails, the mower will shut off when the brake is released, or put in any gear.
Posted on Apr 23, 2009
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]
Posted on Aug 17, 2009
you have a safety switch malfunctioning or a transistorized relay not working properly. Go to www.partsdirect.com, this is sears website. It should be able to find and illustrated parts list for your mower.
Posted on Sep 28, 2009
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