Murray Riding Mower-Engine Cutoff When Clutch Released
Hi All, Sure hope ya'll can help!
Have a Murray Select Riding Mower, model # 40507x8A, 12.5 hp B&S. Purchased it new in 2002 (I think).
Primary problem: Engine cuts off when clutch/brake is released.
Background: Not long ago the seat safety switch broke so I eliminated the switch and connected the 2 yellow wires from the switch together to complete the circuit. Everything worked fine. Yes, I know it defeats a safety feature but I'm a safety conscious guy so...
Now, a week later, the engine started cuting off when the clutch/brake is released after starting.
I've checked the ground wire for that seat safety circuit (under seat area), cleaned it and reattached. Still no go. The 2 wires from the former safety switch/button are well connected, clean and taped securely.
Any suggestions for toubleshooting or repair are sincerely appreciated!!