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While sitting on mower with brake pressed, try to engage the blades. let me know if they engage or not. if not, you have a bad seat switch.
will the blades engage while sitting in park? You also have safety switches on both arms
okay, if blades will engage in park, but dies when you try to move, you will need to check the 2 steering switches for "N" and also the brake switch. You stated it wasn't the brake switch though. Does it die when brake is released, or you try to pull in arms?
Have you tested the switches for continuity?
okay. if arms are out and brake released it should still run. with brake on and arms pulled in, it is supposed to die. so if you are releasing the brake with arms out and it dies, then the normal culprit is either the brake switch or seat switch. being as you can engage the blades, the seat switch is good.
What has been done to verify the brake switch is good?
Okay, how was the plug in part? check all wires for grounding or melted spots. Check the safety switches for the drive arms?
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It sounds like you have a short somewhere in the brake switch wiring. Can you start mower with the arms in and the brake on?
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Sounds like everything is working fine except the brake switch or the wires to the brake switch. have you inspected all the wires going to the switch?
no problem, I am searching the wiring to see if anything else would hold this up. I have to be over looking something
Only things I see can cause this are the seat switch and brake switch. Sorry, but it all leads back to these two switches. if it was the seat switch though, the blades would not engage