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Have you made certain that the mower deck is disengaged?
You are correct in one aspect that it will kill the deck if you aren't in the seat however if it does kill the deck and you don't push the pto switch down to the off position it will not allow the engine to crank when you try to start it. If you were mowing along and the machine died or you moved forward in the seat and it shut off then this is the first thing that I would look at. Make certain that the pto switch is push down or disengaged. Since the lights are still working i can assume that the battery and fuse are good.
How do you engage and disengage the mower deck? Is it a push/pull switch or a lever?
What brand of machine is this? Do you have a model and serial number?
For those of us in the service and repair industry the PTO is power take off. This term is used for the engagement system of the mower deck. I know that it can be confusing. Basically what we want to look at is to make certain that the mower deck engagement has been turned off.
I am going to see if I can find any other information about your machine from the model provided so that I can better assist you.
Looking at a couple of different manuals for your machine the only other thing that I see is that you might have blown fuse number 2, a 20 amp fuse which controls the ignition or starting system. There is a separate fuse for the lights which is not normal here in the states.
I will opt out of your question. Your machine is different from what we have here in the states and I have no further information on it. Maybe one of the other experts here will have something to add or a suggestion for you.
Obviously it is a safety switch. ad the most likley one is the seat switch. it is the one that killed the engine. It may have not reset. have you checked the switch with and ohmmeter to see that it is ok?
I see question is still open. Did you find bad swich or wire?