Neutral Start Switch Replacement
accomplished with the control on the machine providing a
space of .38 in. (9.65 mm) is available for switch removal.
adjustments on the Neutral Start Switch
other than those described in these
components may result in the prime
mover starting In other than the neutral
(0 flow) position. If other adjustments
accomplish the "Neutral Start Switch
Check" procedure on the following
Holding the switch in place with a 1/Be" wrench,
loosen the locknut with a 7/9" wrench.
Do not turn the switch when loosening
the locknut. Turning the switch may
After the locknut is loose, remove the switch by
turning the switch CCW.
Install the new switch by turning the switch
clockwise until finger tight. Leave the locknut
Make certain control is in the neutral position. If
the switch is being replaced with the control
removed from the unit, neutral can be verified by
rotating the control link assembly until the Neutral
Start Switch pin is engaged in the slot on the cam
Attach a continuity checker to the two screws on
the end of the switch.
With the control in the neutral position, turn the
switch CCW until electrical continuity is obtained.
Turn switch CCW an additional 1/8 turn after
continuity has been obtained.
Holding the switch in place with a 1 1/8" wrench,
tighten the locknut with a 7/8" wrench.
With the continuity checker attached to the switch,
rotate the control lever (or the control link) in each
direction to assure continuity is broken when the
control is not in the neutral position.