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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 snapper riding lawnmower HZS18482BVE. Starter will

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I have a snapper riding lawnmower HZS18482BVE. Starter will not engage have diagnosed the probn
JA: I'll do all I can to help. Tell me a bit more about what's going on so we can help you best.
Customer: lem was with the pto
JA: Is there anything else the Small Engine Technician should be aware of?
Customer: everything else is working fine
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Small Engine
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.

What is the battery voltage? Has to be above 12.5 volts. Also pto will not engage if voltage is too low.

Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.

How old is battery? Have you cleaned battery terminals and tightened the cables?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Have narrowed it down to the pto not sure how the five terminals should work.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I have traced two of the five wires ( red and white )
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.

The pto switch, seat switch and brake switch all work together to complete the start circuit. Have you checked the seat switch and harness, it is the one that causes the most no start issues.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Have checked seat switch along with brake switch and all wires. With ignition switch in on position I used a jumper cable from pos. side of battery to starter engine will start and run. When people is engaged blades will not engage.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Not people pto
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.

If you trun on key, and flip pto switch, does the pto clutch click closed?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.

So pto switch is good. Now we need to trace why the start circuit is not complete. Did you check the continuity between the switches?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
all work properly nc,no
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.

Here is basic Snapper wiring schematic. Yours will be very similar. Switches may be good, but are the wires between them good?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Okay thank you Curtis. I'll double check everything. I know I'm over looking something simple.
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.

Broken wire or a bad connection at one of the switches, would be my thoughts.