Asked by: Gintautas Aversahome and garden home appliances
How do you test a lawn mower safety switch?
Also to know is, how do I know if my switch is working?
How to Test a Switch With an Ohm Meter
- Verify ohm meter operation. Turn on the multimeter.
- Insert the leads into the meter Touch the probe tips together to verify that ohm meter is functioning.
- Connect the red lead to one of the terminals on the switch.
- Put the switch into the 'OFF' position.
- Operate the switch on and off for a few more times.
- Turn the riding mower ignition key to the “Off” position.
- Place one hand on the back of the mower seat.
- Cut each of the two wires close to the switch with wire cutters.
- Place a pair of wire strippers on one wire about 1 inch from the loose end.
In this way, how does a lawn mower safety switch work?
How It Works. The seat safety switch looks like a four-pronged plug with a push button on top. When you sit on the seat and depress that button, the connection is completed between the battery and the engine, but when you move, it breaks and grounds itself -- and the engine stops.
A safety cut-off switch is located under the seat of a Murray riding lawnmower. The switch is pressure-activated and is designed to disrupt power to the engine of the mower if the operator leaves the seat while the mower is in operation.