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I have a snapper riding mower. LT200 series ...I have been

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I have a snapper riding mower . LT200 series ...I have been working on. It starts good sounds good but when I take foot off the break it dies .. also dies if break is on and I engage the blades.
Submitted: 8 months ago.
Category: Small Engine
Expert:  Donald replied 8 months ago.

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Expert:  Donald replied 8 months ago.

Many times when this problem occurs, it is good to check your seat safety switch, and the wiring connector that attaches to your seat safety switch.

Expert:  Donald replied 8 months ago.

Check this, and we can continue from here.

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
Checked safety switch and wiring is good.
Expert:  Donald replied 8 months ago.

Thanks for your response. Can you give me a minute or two, to pull up a wiring schematic for your mower?

Expert:  Donald replied 8 months ago.

I am back with you.

Expert:  Donald replied 8 months ago.

Did you test your seat safety switch with a continuity tester?

Expert:  Donald replied 8 months ago.

Are you still here?

Expert:  Donald replied 8 months ago.

There is a spring loaded tab in the center of the wiring connector, that attaches to your seat safety switch. It is designed to serve as a mini safety switch, to prevent the use of a jumper wire, to bypass your safety switch. The tab should move press in and spring out freely, if you use a small screwdriver to press it in.

Expert:  Donald replied 8 months ago.

If you press the tab in, this opens your grounding path. If you release the tab, this closes your grounding path to your ignition coil.

Expert:  Donald replied 8 months ago.

I have a suggestion. As a process of elimination. I suggest that you clean and lightly lubricate your wiring connector, then re-connect it to your seat safety switch, then give your mower another try. Let's see what happens.

Expert:  Donald replied 8 months ago.

You and I can continue from here. Thanks again.