Riding lawn mower engine dies when you release the brake video
By Sears PartsDirect staff
If your riding lawn mower engine dies when you release the brake, there’s a good chance the mower's seat switch is broken or unplugged. The seat switch stops the engine when it doesn’t detect an operator sitting on the seat to prevent the mower from moving without a driver. This video shows you how to check the seat switch and troubleshoot the problem so you can keep the engine running.
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