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JohnF2015, Small Engine Technician
Category: Agriculture and Farm Equipment
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Experience:  Owner/Service Technician at S & J Small Engines
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I have a 4500 that shuts down when the power reverser is

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I have a 4500 that shuts down when the power reverser is moved into forward or reverse. The engine will also shut down when the PTO is engaged. Your thoughts?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Agriculture and Farm Equipment
Expert:  JohnF2015 replied 1 year ago.

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This sounds like the safety switch in the seat is causing intermittent problems. If it doesn't sense that you are in the seat then it will shut the machine down when placed into gear or pto is engaged. This is the first place that I would look, it is really the only thing that might cause both issues and it is the most common problem when dealing with this issue.