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Need some Help. Walk behind shuts down when put in gear.


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Hi Everyone,

I'm in need of some help, I have a 48" Exmark walk behind that is shutting down when I try to put into gear or engage the blades. The mower runs fine while in the neutral postion and no blades running. Does anyone know what I should be looking for?

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Make sure your safeties are all connected. On my old one it prevented starting with the blade engaged and it would shut down if you didn't hold the t-bar with the blade engaged. It was a manual (lever) blade engagement not an electric (push button) engagement.
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I did not answer yesterday as Mark had already posted the likely answer. But if not I can try to help him further.
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Thanks guys.
I will try this tomorrow and let you know how I made out.

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check your safety shut downs lots of time its just a ground wire look at grear shift or aroun d for wires it works just like a kill swich
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