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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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All safety switches seem to be ok, while sitting in seat I

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all safety switches seem to be ok, while sitting in seat I start up mower, but when I release safety brake engine dies, so I put brake back on and engine runs fine,if I move either handles engine dies. if I get out of seat engine does not die, whats up with my mower, its a 2008 iron eagle
Submitted: 8 months ago.
Category: Small Engine
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 8 months ago.

Are you checking switches with ohm meter for continuity , to see if switches are opening and closing? And have you check continuity between the switches?

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
ive checked the 4 switches, but not between switches-how do you check between switches ?
Customer: replied 8 months ago.
likei said yesterday mower was as always running great, I stopped to put up a fence section and mower started doing this, runs, but the second I disengage brake while sitting it shuts off
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 8 months ago.

You tested switches with ohm meter and they change from open to close or closed to open? To check between the switches, you test for continuity between the same wires on the switches, usually by wire color. You want continuity , to show the wire is not broken. parts manual shows three relays, locate them abd mark them , then swap the relays to see if it makes any difference.All three are same. It also has a Delay Module timer that can shut off the engine.

Expert:  Curtis B. replied 8 months ago.

did you find problem?