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When ever I let go the brake the engine turn off. I step on the brake the engine keep running without shout off. As soon as I let go the brake the engine shout off so my question is what is wrong and what I need to fix the problem?

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Hi, the seat switch is not recognizing that you are sitting on the seat. The switch or wiring to it is faulty. Hope this helps, regards Phil.

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