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Husqvarna lawn tractor stalls when brake is

New 21hp 42" deckH husqvarna lawn tractor stalls when brake is disengaged so Ican't do the recommended transmission purge before use. It seems like a kill switch kicks in. Is a wire loose? I really don't want to take for service for a simple fix if possible.

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Sounds like a safety switch most likely the one for your brakes

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