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Curtis B.
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Experience:  have worked on and around most engine models for 35 yrs./Polaris ATV expert
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I have an older ferris 3 wheeler that keeps shutting off when

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I have an older ferris 3 wheeler that keeps shutting off when mower is engaged or parking brake is released. What could be problem?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Small Engine
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.
Does it have seat switch? Usually the seat switch or wires to it are the problem. Mower thinks there is no one in the seat.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
No it doesn't it is model h2222k
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.
Do you have the long model number? I can't pull up the manual with the H2222K. Would have to be another interlock safety switch. Or harness probelm between the safety swithes.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
H2222k7771
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.
http://www.ferrismowers.com/us/en/support/manuals
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.
Does not work!
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
That is the number etched on name plate
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.
See if you can pull up the manual.
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.
http://www.ferrismowers.com/us/en/support/manuals
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
That is model but can't seem to pull it up. Any ideas on how to troubleshoot?
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.
Does engine stall or is it like key is turned off. If like key, then it has to be safety switch, what other safetys are there?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Also,I can't raise and lower deck electrically when this happens.
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.
Machine have circuit breaker instead of fuses?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
It's like key is turned off, it has fuses
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.
It started life with a seat switch, check where it was bypassed.
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.
You say you can't raise the deck ? Are you loosing voltage to the key switch?
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.
All power starts at the posiitve side of the starter solenoid
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
It's intermittent, I can raise and lower but when it shuts down I can't but it always restarts
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.
Good cable connections at the solenoid?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Yes, just checked
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.
Has to be safety switch or harness. Did you locate the seat bypass and check it?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
It was the connection to the ignition switch operator presence wires had backed out of connector
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.
Good job!
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Thanks for your help
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.
Thank you!