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JON, Small Engine Technician
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Experience:  Certified Small Engine Technician
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Hustler mower starts but when put in gear it shuts off

Customer Question

My hustler mower turns on fine, but when I put it in gear to move; it shuts off. Can you help? The problem started just recently. I've had the mower for ten years now.
I have a Hustler Mower mini Z 36 inch with a Kawasaki motor.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Small Engine
Expert:  JON replied 1 year ago.
Sounds like you have a bad safety switch. I would guess the seat or brake switch is bad as it dies when you try to move it. My #1 guess is seat as it thinks no one is on the machine so it will not move. Try to engage the blades while sitting still.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Blades don't engage
Expert:  JON replied 1 year ago.

Sounds like the seat safety switch has gone out

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Can I by pass it ? If so how?
Expert:  JON replied 1 year ago.

Does your switch have 2 wires to it?