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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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Hour meter on 2012 Cheetah quit working, display is bright

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Customer: ***** ***** Hour meter on 2012 Scag Cheetah quit working, display is bright and clear but does not change.
JA: Thanks. Can you give me any more details about your issue?
Customer: I ran it for about an hour but never changed.
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Small Engine
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.

If hour meter is lit up, and not running, The meter is bad. All you can do is replace the hourmeter or add a separate one.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
it's not a matter of something being disconnected or a broken wire somewhere?
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.

No, on mower, it just runs when key is on. It is not controlled by an oil pressure switch, like a big diesel engine.