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Hi, my name is ***** ***** me review the issue, and I will be more than happy to help resolve it as quickly as possible.
What is machine not doing?
Most common safety switch to go bad is the seat switch and the solenoid switch
Will the PTO engage while sitting still?
if you cannot release parking brake without engine dying, the seat switch or seat switch wires are no good. Possible loose ground wire. the machine thinks no one is in the seat so you cant move machine. How has the seat switch been tested?
What do you mean by shorted out? It may not be the switch itself, could be the wiring to/from the switch. There is also a PTO switch and a brake switch to check as well
I will OPT OUT and see if another expert may be able to assist you, as if you cannot release parking brake, there is only so much that can cause this and from what has been done, everything is stated as being correct and still not starting. I am sure if you were to replace the seat switch, the machine would operate properly, as not all switches can be bypassed for long periods of time before shorting wires out. There is a bare wire in the harness or somewhere that is grounding out when brake is released. You have new switches on arm controls and brake , and the also new PTO switch, so only switch is seat switch or wiring.
Hello David. I would like to work with you. I have a wiring schematic. Do you have a multimeter? Are you familiar with wiring schematics?
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After you download the manual, please scroll to page 49 to view the wiring schematics. You and I can continue from here.
David, how are you today?
Have you already resolved the issue with your mower?
No problem. I will opt. I do hope all goes well for you.