It is not uncommon to find a mower similar to the one pictured above in the sheds and garages of homeowners across the country. With the high price tags of zero turn mowers and the labor involved in walk behind mower operation, this popular style of riding lawn mower offers a nice compromise of out of pocket and physical labor expense. These types of homeowner grade mowers are functional and dependable, but many brands and models often come with one feature that can be a huge nuisance when used to maintain a lawn, a safety feature that kills the engine when the blade is engaged and the mower is shifted into reverse.
Fortunately there is a way to eliminate this annoying feature with a simple solution costing most homeowners little to nothing except a few minutes of time, and requires one material that many people are likely to have laying around the house or shed. All you need is a piece of sheathing from some electrical wire or some type of semi-robust piece of rubber to solve this issue. The pictures and captions below will describe the process.
Below is a video of the same process featured in the pictures. I apologize for the amateur cinematography.
I prefer to use the sheathing to cover the metal piece opposed to disconnecting the wires from the wiring harness for several reasons as previously mentioned because I do not want to take any chances of voiding the factory warranty. If the electrical connectors used to connect the wires from mower to wiring harness would break or have some type of adhesive on them it would be broken when the wire was removed making it obvious that the harness had been tampered with.
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