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I have a Toro 1644 HXL mower.It starts fine but if you go to release brake/clutch or try to engage blades it dies immediately. Will start right back up? Safety switch?

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U have a saftey interlock circuit issue, poss a bad seat switch or relay is causing it to die when the pedal is released.....good luck hope this helps oh and also might even be the blade switch itself.... get out the volt meter and go to work my friend!

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