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The engine dies once the brake is released

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The engine fires and turns over just fine. However, when you release the brake, the engine dies. Any suggestions?

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Seat switch is defective, obstructed or otherwise inoperable for one reason or another.

Check this:
Unplug the plastic connector from the seat switch.
If it is ONE SOLID connector, stop right there!

HOWEVER, look into the connector's terminals (not the seat switch's terminals, the tractor wiring harness terminals). If you see a small square divider between the terminals and that divider is a movable, inserted part (NOT an integral part of the connector's plastic body), take a small needle-nose plier and pull it straight out of the connector's body.
BEHIND that removable square plactic piece, locate and remove the tiny torsion spring from between the two terminals. Throw these two parts away and plug the connector back into the seat switch.
Hope this helps.

Posted on Oct 04, 2009

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Check the safety switch under the seat to see if it has come unplugged and also check it with an ohm meter to see if it is working properly

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