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I have a 2010 toro grandstand 23hp 54"deck. The mower ran

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Hello
I have a 2010 toro grandstand 23hp 54"deck. The mower ran great yesterday. Today was a little different. The mower starts fine, idles fine, drive fine and cuts fine. But... The second you try to engage either lever inter reverse it wants to imedietly stall.
Submitted: 6 months ago.
Category: Small Engine
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 6 months ago.

Does it stall or does it cut off like the key is turned? If it stalls, run a cylinder balance test. Loosen the spark plug wires and with engine idling, remove one wire at a time. Engine should continue to run. If it dies when either wire is removed, the opposite cylinder is not firing. Check for spark , may have a coil not firing.

Customer: replied 6 months ago.
If I hold the lever in reverse its like I turned the key off. But the second I disengage reverse the motor goes back to full power. And again works fine driving forward and cutting.
Customer: replied 6 months ago.
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Expert:  Curtis B. replied 6 months ago.

One of the control switches is stuck and affects the drive control. Have you checked the safety switches on each side? Bad switch or plunger stuck.

Customer: replied 6 months ago.
Cylinder balance test passed.
I see the safety switch on right handle doesn't look connected to anything. Other end appears to be taped shut
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 6 months ago.

Check the connections, one may have come loose. Also it has same setup on the left handle.

Customer: replied 6 months ago.
Your the man!
They had bipassed the safety switch and their old safety pin rusted and wasn't making the connection anymore.
Tha
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 6 months ago.

Good job! Please rate to close and get me credit! Thanks.

Customer: replied 6 months ago.
Thank you
Thank you
Problem solved!
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 6 months ago.

Please rate so I get credit!

Expert:  Curtis B. replied 6 months ago.

my response shows as customer!

Expert:  Curtis B. replied 6 months ago.

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Expert:  Curtis B. replied 6 months ago.

Question still shows open, I need a positive rating to get credit!