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

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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: 10 months ago.
Category: Small Engine
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 10 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 10 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 10 months ago.
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Expert:  Curtis B. replied 10 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 10 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 10 months ago.

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

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
Your the man!
They had bipassed the safety switch and their old safety pin rusted and wasn't making the connection anymore.
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 10 months ago.

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

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
Thank you
Thank you
Problem solved!
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 10 months ago.

Please rate so I get credit!

Expert:  Curtis B. replied 10 months ago.

my response shows as customer!

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Expert:  Curtis B. replied 9 months ago.

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