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JON, Small Engine Technician
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Experience:  Certified Small Engine Technician
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I have a 2015 Z724 - ran perfect today. I loaded on my

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I have a 2015 Z724 - ran perfect today.
I loaded on my trailer drove 85 miles.
Now - the mower starts perfectly - but when I try to bring the paddles in to move it - shuts off.
Also - when I get up off the seat while it is running - it does not shut off like it did before.
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Small Engine
Expert:  JON replied 11 months ago.

Hi, my name is ***** ***** me review the issue, and I will be more than happy to help resolve it as quickly as possible.

Expert:  JON replied 11 months ago.

Sounds like you have a faulty seat safety switch. When you try to move machine, it thinks no one is on the seat, so it shuts engine down.

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Not the case.
I called Kubota this morning - machine will operate as long as the brake is engaged.
Not what I or you thought.
Still does shuts off when engaging the control sticks.
Expert:  JON replied 11 months ago.

Have you tested the Arm switches? I have had them just be dirty and cause this issue before. Unplug them and clean the connectors out. You can also test them for Continuity to proper function. It will be a safety switch or loose wire causing the issue