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Dixon Kodiak ZTR Commercial. When I turn the control arms in…

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Dixon Kodiak ZTR Commercial. When I turn the control arms in to drive the engine dies.

Mechanic's Assistant: Can you guesstimate how old the engine is? And has it done anything like this in the past?

Maybe 6-8 years old. No problem LIKE this but once had brake switch problem similar.

Mechanic's Assistant: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?

Yes

Submitted: 25 days ago.Category: Small Engine
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Technician: Donald, Small Engine Technician replied 25 days ago
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Hello. Thank you for choosing Just Answer. My name is***** will be happy to assist you.

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Technician: Donald, Small Engine Technician replied 25 days ago

I would like to pull up a wiring diagram for your mower. I will need the model numbers for your mower.

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Customer reply replied 25 days ago
I have a Dixon Kodial ZTR Commercial mower. Approx 6-8 years old. When I turn the control arms in to drive the engine dies.
Technician: Donald, Small Engine Technician replied 25 days ago

Thanks for your response.

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Technician: Donald, Small Engine Technician replied 25 days ago

I would like to pull up a wiring diagram for your mower. I will need the model numbers for your mower.

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Customer reply replied 25 days ago
Please answer via E-mail or this site
Technician: Donald, Small Engine Technician replied 25 days ago

The phone call is only optional and is not for this discussion.

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Customer reply replied 25 days ago
OK...Do you have a wiring diagram to solve my problem?
Technician: Donald, Small Engine Technician replied 25 days ago

I will need your model numbers, in order to pull up a diagram.

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Customer reply replied 25 days ago
Kodiak ZTR
Technician: Donald, Small Engine Technician replied 25 days ago

There should be a tag on your mower, that will have your model numbers on it. With these numbers, I can check for a wiring diagram that is specific to your mower.

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Technician: Donald, Small Engine Technician replied 25 days ago

Have you checked your parking brake safety switch?

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Technician: Donald, Small Engine Technician replied 25 days ago

Check the wiring connector that attaches to your parking brake safety switch. Also, make sure that the button on your safety switch is moving in and out freely.

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Customer reply replied 25 days ago
Not the problem
Technician: Donald, Small Engine Technician replied 25 days ago

Thanks for confirming. The reason I asked, is because if your parking brake switch is not working properly, your safety features falsely think that you are not in a safe operating position.

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Customer reply replied 25 days ago
I know
Technician: Donald, Small Engine Technician replied 25 days ago

Will your engine continue to run, if you attempt to engage your blades?

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Customer reply replied 25 days ago
NO...but it shouldn't with the arms out
Technician: Donald, Small Engine Technician replied 25 days ago

What about if the arms are in?

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Customer reply replied 25 days ago
That is the PROBLEM! Engine dies when I move the arms in to operating position...
Technician: Donald, Small Engine Technician replied 25 days ago

These are troubleshooting questions. If both control arms are out, and your parking brake is on, your engine should continue to run, if you engage your blades.

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Customer reply replied 25 days ago
It did NOT from brand new day one.
Technician: Donald, Small Engine Technician replied 25 days ago

Just in case I am missing something, I will opt out and give another tech an opportunity to help you resolve this problem.

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Technician: Donald, Small Engine Technician replied 25 days ago

Thank you and I do hope all goes well for you.

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Customer reply replied 25 days ago
I think it is beyond a chat like this. You may keep the $5 but DO NOT SIGN ME UP FOR A CONTINUING MONTHLY CHARGE. CANCEL EVERYTHING. THANKS FOR TRYING...
Technician: Curtis B., Technician replied 24 days ago
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Check the two arm switches, one of them is not completing the run circuit. Check with a meter for continuity, or visually see if both switches are moving in and out when the arm contacts them. A good spray of WD40 can free them up.

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