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Just purchased used. looks like someone bypassed safety switch on brake lever, the engine will not stop with key off, need proper wiring diagram

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If it is cranking over it should start. If you are just jumping the solenoid then you have a switch problem.If it is just plain not starting then you need a complete tuneup. It a process of elimination, you need air, gas, and a spark. Then it will run.donnyb60

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The brake is on the right side of the transaxle. There are two mounting bolts and one 1/2 nut in the middle that is your adjustment. Tighten it 1/2 turn at a time and hold the brake down and try to roll it until it holds.

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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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With the model number, you can obtain a users manual. I viewed their sample and it included the wiring diagram... SWEET!
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Check seat SW.

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sounds like you have a safety switch problem

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with operator off seat and park brake on engine runs, but with pk brake off and operator off seat
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if unit not in nuetral and pk brake not on unit wont start


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http://apache.ariens.com/manuals/030305C.pdf
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