Hello everyone, new guy here... I have a very strange problem I am hoping someone can provide some insight on. My LX277 with 17hp Kaw starts & runs fine at part or full throttle, but when letting the brake off, the engine would immediately die, like you turned the key off.
First thought was the brake safety switch, so I jumped a wire across it. Again, mower starts right up, and now i can drive it around just fine.
Thinking cool, just meed to replace the switch, BUT then I went to engage the mower deck, and as soon as i trip the solenoid, the mower immediately dies, just like in the earlier example. It does not even attempt to engage the clutch, it is just like i turned the key off. No sputter, not bogging the motor down, nothing, just dies.
I am thinking this must be some type of electrical interruption causing the motor to die. What really throws me off is that the motor would die when letting the brake pedal out (tripping the safety switch), but starts & runs fine when the safety switch has a jumper wire.
Anyone run into this before??