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Curtis B.
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Category: Small Engine
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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 ariens ezr 1742 zero turn mower and the blades

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I have an ariens ezr 1742 zero turn mower and the blades only want to spin when im using the left turn han dle and blades practically shut off when I use the right hand handle
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Small Engine
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.
Welcome to JUST ANSWER small engines, let me try to help you !!
check the right arm reverse switch or bypass it. Both arm reverse switches can cut out the blade when you go to reverse.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Ok how do you bypass the reverse can you just unhook it?
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.
no, you need to put the wires together. Unplugging will surly kill the blade action.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Got it I will try that first thing in the morning thanks
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.

OK, thank.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Jumped both sides out no change blades still die off while using right controler?? Im lost
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.

Full model number so I can find wiring?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Model# *****
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.

Do you have a meter to check the continuity of the switches?

Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.

http://www.partstree.com/parts/ariens/mowers-zero-turn-lawn-mower/915013-ezr-1742-ariens-42-zero-turn-mower-17hp-b-s-sn-000101-above/continuity-diagram/

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.

If not switchs, then it has to be harness.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Switches are good ill have to cjeck for bad spots in the harness then
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.

The harness connections at the arm switches would be my first look.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Ok ill start there thanks
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.

Let me know.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
K thanks
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.

Thank you