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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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I have a simplicity 5216 mower. This weekend I changed out

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Hi, I have a simplicity 5216 mower. This weekend I changed out the battery. now when I engage the mower blades, the engines shuts off. Not sure how to fix this situation.
JA: What's the make and model of the mower? And can you guesstimate how old it is?
Customer: I believe it's a simplicity 5216. I believe it's around 20 yrs old
JA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?
Customer: If it is an easy fix...yes
JA: Anything else we should know to help you best?
Customer: not sure...i don't think so
Submitted: 5 days ago.
Category: Small Engine
Expert:  Briggs-Fan replied 5 days ago.

Hi my name is ***** ***** welcome to Just Answer. Is the battery located under the seat ? If so it sounds like the seat safety switch could be not working , which would kill the engine when the blades are engaged

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