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I have an issue where the mower will quit running unless I hold the ignition key in start position. I've already changed the ignition switch and checked for bad connections and cut wires.
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Technician: Curtis B., Technician replied 3 years ago
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Make of unit? ZT2200??? Gas or diesel?
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Customer reply replied 3 years ago
Gas
Technician: Curtis B., Technician replied 3 years ago
Is fuel solenoid in the carburetor opening as soon as the key is turned on? Or does it only open when key is at start?
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Technician: Curtis B., Technician replied 3 years ago
It has to stay open!
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Customer reply replied 3 years ago
It runs all of its functions work like normal. As long as the key is in start position. From what I can see. It starts and the starter disengages the flywheel but is still spinning. And mower can run for a forever if I leave the key in start or use a bypass jumper wire.
Customer reply replied 3 years ago
What does the fuel soi
Customer reply replied 3 years ago
Solenoid look like is it the flat pump on the side of the plastic housing
Technician: Curtis B., Technician replied 3 years ago
Only electric part on the carburetor. Called anti-backfire solenoid, it plugs the main jet.
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