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  1. Bob Morrow says:

    Mfg does not show safety switches locations and troubleshooting of switches on snapper mowers

    • Chris says:

      Unplug the switch and test switch with an ohm meter. If there is little resistance when the switch us engaged, then it is good. If not, then it’s bad.

  2. Tom says:

    How do you replace the rope pull if it brakes on a snapper walking mower

  3. Lou Baska says:

    how do you change the drive wheels??

    • Chris says:

      Purchase replacement wheels. Remove the axle bolt on each wheel and install bolt 9n new wheel. Be sure to replace any washers that were on the old wheel in the same places on the new wheels.

    • Roy says:

      I got a snapper rear engine mower won’t move in forward gear but move in reverse.

  4. archer617 says:

    Mower will run with wire on the coil off but not with it on key switch won’t cut it off with the wire disconnected what’s the problem ? Thanks. Archer

  5. archer617 says:

    What does the coil wire control mine will only run with it off but the key will not cut it off now thanks

  6. chris says:

    I put on a new factory drive belt and it needs to be tensioned. I have Snapper model 281022BE and can’t figure how to tighten belt which has almost two inches of play after engaging drive.

    • clarence thibodeaux says:

      Tighten belt according to owners manual. Mine was hard to pull back on the bar so I used a car jack, scissor-type and a block of 2×4. Remember to measure distance of belt from pulley as recommended in manual.

  7. JIM says:

    SNAPPER riding rear motor mower, starts and runs great until you release the clutch/brake petal
    engine then dies. Transmission can be in any gear including neutral. Seems to be electrical.
    Tested clutch switch both relays.

    • Terrance says:

      I have the same problem I end up un plugging the sensor under the mower by the brake towards the rear and jumping out the green and white wires at the plug and it runs great. I hope this help. I replaces the plug and that did not fix it but at lease it will work for now

      • Numa says:

        I have removed ALL the wiring that goes to ALL the safety switches and module, that takes care of all the BS wasted time, dollars, downtime IF you are going to be the ONLY user and can remember how to safely use a mower without all the IDIOT switches. Easiest way to do it is disconnect at each extreme end connection, mark EACH end terminal where it is connected, when you have ALL the wiring harness out then you can pull the harness from the outer covers, when you get the harness to this point it is pretty easy to figure out WHAT part of the harness to separate that goes to all the safety switches. NO cutting/splicing needed.Reinstall

  8. George says:

    I have a Snapper with a Briggs and Stratton engine. Until recently I have had no problems with it. However, after it sitting for a couple months i tried starting it and the rope jerked about half way through the pull. It caught my left hand and left quite a bruise. Any idea what might have caused that to happen? I thought maybe it had something to do with the choke. So far I haven’t been able to get it started. Every couple of pulls and it jerks back. Thanks.

    • craig kammmerer says:

      i would say the carbureter has let fuel get into engine and has locked up engine. disconnect battery and remove spark plug andthen rotate engine. make sure that spark boot is not in direcdirectly in front as if it is then if any fuel is in engine might catch fire as it sparks. i always tuck it out of way. if you did get fuel drain into engine remember oil will need to be drained and replaced with fresh after carburetor float problem is fixed.

  9. Ricky Kilgore says:

    My snapper will only crank with gas in the off position and then it pops and smokes some. What can this be? Thanks

  10. Lewis nance says:

    I have a snapper zero turn 18hp kholer engine will not pull gas from tank I change fuel pump and fuel filter lines are not clogged what can be the problem

  11. ronald rosales says:

    snapper a35, 78 99602 in order to start I must use starting fluid 1 to 3 times, will fire but have to work the throttle up and down to keep running up engine get warm then able to use,???????

  12. Paul says:

    I installed the light kit on the new model rear engine rider. It only comes on when I step on & goesa off when I let off the pedal. Can someone explain why the light does this and is there a way to fix this?

  13. How to Repair the self propelled cable wire to make the front wheels? My walk behind mower
    will go into self propel gear please tell how to fix this ?

  14. Dominic Sanders says:

    I can start my mower and drive it just fine but when I engage the blade to cut the grass it shut off on me

    • Brandon says:

      Make sure your belt is routed properly and that there aren’t any obstructions to the blades. Damaged pulleys could also cause this. If not any of this, it could be some kind of safety system malfunctioning.

  15. Gilberto says:

    Thank you my name is Gilberto I repair landscaping equipment for the neighborhood in San Jacinto Ca .My friends snapper did turn on Now it won’t turn on. Thank you have a nice evening.

  16. Bob McGonagle says:

    Does anyone know where to get a repair manual for a Snapper rear engine mower model 7800918-00? I have the users and parts manual but I want to repair the steering but can’t find a repair manual anywhere.

  17. Gregory English says:

    I have a snapper LT 125 and when I go to turn the key to start it it wants to hum and not turn over. Kind of like a bendex does on a vehicle starter. Any ideas would be most appreciated. Thank you Greg

  18. Robert Jones says:

    I looking for a repair manual for my snapper lawn mower engine model 281707 type 0171-01 12 hp

  19. Larry Reed says:

    I have a snapper zero turn 26hp 52in deck 285z. the mower will start up and run a little and then start cutting out and stop will start back up but continues to do the same thing.need help with this

  20. ron lawson says:

    how much do you torque the bolts on the rear wheels of a snapper rider?

  21. Jim says:

    Snapper rear engine riding mower blades won’t engage. Help please

  22. Ben says:

    I can start my Snapper Zero Turn mower but once I take it out of park it shuts down. When I pull the handles in is when it shuts down.

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