Snapper on a slope problems

thewxvanApril 16, 2010

I had a 20 year old rear engine Snapper riding lawn mower that I cut a slope with sideways, as there is a fence at the bottom, with no problem.

My new rear engine riding mower series 23, 2812523BVE(7800104) is almost identical in construction to the old one just with a newer model Briggs and Stratton motor.

It stalls when I try to operate it on the same slope that the old one cut with no problems. Is there some kind of safety feature on this that I don't know about?

Any suggestions?

Thanks

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1saxman

Don't know about a 'slope switch' but it might be getting flooded or getting oil in the intake at a high angle.

    Bookmark   April 17, 2010 at 9:04AM
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rustyj14(W/PA)

Maybe-when the machine is driven on a side slope or hill, your butt is lifting up just enough to allow the seat safety switch to shut it down. Someting to think about---

    Bookmark   April 18, 2010 at 1:05PM
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thewxvan

Okay, there is a safety seat switch on the new models and when you are on a slope and shift your weight over to the side it shuts off the engine.

Solution either jump the switch, or make sure enough of your weight is still on the seat to keep the switch alive.

Thanks guys

    Bookmark   April 19, 2010 at 5:03PM
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