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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 an ariens ezr 1742 zero turn mower and the blades

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I have an ariens ezr 1742 zero turn mower and the blades only want to spin when im using the left turn han dle and blades practically shut off when I use the right hand handle
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Small Engine
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 2 years ago.
Welcome to JUST ANSWER small engines, let me try to help you !!
check the right arm reverse switch or bypass it. Both arm reverse switches can cut out the blade when you go to reverse.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Ok how do you bypass the reverse can you just unhook it?
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 2 years ago.
no, you need to put the wires together. Unplugging will surly kill the blade action.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Got it I will try that first thing in the morning thanks
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 2 years ago.

OK, thank.

Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Jumped both sides out no change blades still die off while using right controler?? Im lost
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 2 years ago.

Full model number so I can find wiring?

Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Model# *****
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 2 years ago.

Do you have a meter to check the continuity of the switches?

Expert:  Curtis B. replied 2 years ago.

http://www.partstree.com/parts/ariens/mowers-zero-turn-lawn-mower/915013-ezr-1742-ariens-42-zero-turn-mower-17hp-b-s-sn-000101-above/continuity-diagram/

Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 2 years ago.

If not switchs, then it has to be harness.

Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Switches are good ill have to cjeck for bad spots in the harness then
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 2 years ago.

The harness connections at the arm switches would be my first look.

Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Ok ill start there thanks
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 2 years ago.

Let me know.

Customer: replied 2 years ago.
K thanks
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 2 years ago.

Thank you