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My Dixie was mowing mowing...
My Dixie was mowing mowing fine, it bogged down in some tall & thick grass. I am unable to get it to 'recrank. I check some of the voltages. It appears to have ignition or key switch problems. Do you have any recommendations for me ?
JA: I'll do all I can to help. How long have you been dealing with this?
Customer: U
JA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?
Customer: Yes, if that's possible.
JA: Anything else we should know to help you best?
Customer: It has voltage to the starter solenode
Submitted: 1 year ago.Category: Small Engine
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Technician: Briggs-Fan, Small Engine Technician replied 1 year ago
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Hi my name is ***** ***** welcome to Just Answer. Did you disengage the pto ?
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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
No I haven't . I am not familiar with the PTO. what & where is it? I don't know what to look for!
Technician: Briggs-Fan, Small Engine Technician replied 1 year ago
Ok the mower died with the blades engaged , meaning it won't start if the blades are still engaged , turn the key to on and disengage the pto and see if it will then start
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Technician: Briggs-Fan, Small Engine Technician replied 1 year ago
Hi were you able to try disengaging the pto switch
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Technician: Briggs-Fan, Small Engine Technician replied 1 year ago
Hi did you get your mower running again ?
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