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Hello I have a Mountfield MPR10071 46" power mower with a Honda GCV 135 4.5 engine just bought it second hand and its fine other than if you let go of the cutting lever it stalls! is it supost to do this ? Regards Tony

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I suspect you mean the OPC (operator presence control) lever? This is a safety feature - if you let go, the blades stop. Since your mower does not have a blade clutch, this means the engine stops.

All walk-behinds HAVE to have this feature if manufactured after (I think) 2002 in the UK - similar rules apply elsewhere.

There's no easy way to disable it - if you tie up the handle so you can empty the grass catcher with the engine running, you will find that you have no way of stopping the engine.

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