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I have a snapper riding mower. LT200 series ...I have been

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I have a snapper riding mower . LT200 series ...I have been working on. It starts good sounds good but when I take foot off the break it dies .. also dies if break is on and I engage the blades.
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Small Engine
Expert:  Donald replied 11 months ago.

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Expert:  Donald replied 11 months ago.

Many times when this problem occurs, it is good to check your seat safety switch, and the wiring connector that attaches to your seat safety switch.

Expert:  Donald replied 11 months ago.

Check this, and we can continue from here.

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Checked safety switch and wiring is good.
Expert:  Donald replied 11 months ago.

Thanks for your response. Can you give me a minute or two, to pull up a wiring schematic for your mower?

Expert:  Donald replied 11 months ago.

I am back with you.

Expert:  Donald replied 11 months ago.

Did you test your seat safety switch with a continuity tester?

Expert:  Donald replied 11 months ago.

Are you still here?

Expert:  Donald replied 11 months ago.

There is a spring loaded tab in the center of the wiring connector, that attaches to your seat safety switch. It is designed to serve as a mini safety switch, to prevent the use of a jumper wire, to bypass your safety switch. The tab should move press in and spring out freely, if you use a small screwdriver to press it in.

Expert:  Donald replied 11 months ago.

If you press the tab in, this opens your grounding path. If you release the tab, this closes your grounding path to your ignition coil.

Expert:  Donald replied 11 months ago.

I have a suggestion. As a process of elimination. I suggest that you clean and lightly lubricate your wiring connector, then re-connect it to your seat safety switch, then give your mower another try. Let's see what happens.

Expert:  Donald replied 11 months ago.

You and I can continue from here. Thanks again.