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Bill McCusker
Bill McCusker, Mechanic
Category: Small Engine
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Experience:  Mechanic at Rhode Island Harvesting Co
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My mower stops running when I take the brake off, why is

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My mower stops running when I take the brake off, why is this please
JA: What's the make and model of the mower? And can you guesstimate how old it is?
Customer: Regent XLRD approx 6 years old
JA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?
Customer: If possible
JA: Anything else we should know to help you best?
Customer: Rats eat some wires and insulation, two wires relaced. Rats knawed at the edge of the PTO switch under the dash. I tried to fix these things and tried to take the steering wheel out to get behind the battery and under the Frame work, ended up going in behind the battery and under the framework and replaced wiring with twist joints
Submitted: 5 months ago.
Category: Small Engine
Expert:  Bill McCusker replied 5 months ago.

Hello welcome to just answers my name is***** see if we can figure out the problem..

Have you checked the saftey switches??? Whats happening is when you take the brake off the mower doesnt know you the operator is there to use.. if that makes sense..

Customer: replied 5 months ago.
it does. When I keep the brake on and engage the PTO the motor cuts out also. Does this help?
Expert:  Bill McCusker replied 5 months ago.
I would check all of your safety switches mainly your seat switch... Give a few mins I can see if I can get you a wire diagram
Expert:  Bill McCusker replied 5 months ago.

Im sorry i couldnt find a wire diagram..