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Engine starts and runs normal, but dies as soon as the pto

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engine starts and runs normal, but dies as soon as the pto is engage, as a safety switch not functioning. have bypassed seat switch and neutral safety start switch, no help. cannot find a brake switch as is mentioned in another blog. leads me to think the time delay controller is bad but unable to verify . any thoughts
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Small Engine
Expert:  JohnF2015 replied 1 year ago.

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This sounds like a seat switch problem. Can you release the clutch and drive or move the machine? How many wires going to the seat switch? Some of the 318 mowers have a relay in the wiring system that could also be causing your problem.