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Forum topic/blog entry started by mowerwontstart on 9/22/09 12:06:34 PM (server time).
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Task Force electric mower won't start

A couple weeks ago, my Task Force 20in. 12A Mower shut off while I was mowing my lawn, triggering the outlet's Ground Fault protection (I think), and it won't start again. When I plug it in, sparks briefly come out of the end of the extension cord and it shorts out again. If I turn off the outlet from the breaker box, plug in the mower, then turn the outlet back on, it makes a buzzing noise for a half second and shuts off the outlet. However, sometimes this only happens after I turn on the power switch. I think it could be something wrong with the power switch, but I'm not sure. I unscrewed it and looked inside, and there is a white wire that goes directly from the cord that connects to the extension cord, to the cord that goes out to the motor, seemingly bypassing the actual power switch, so I don't know if it's the switch or the motor that's shorting out. Any ideas?
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5/29/11 4:09:22 PM
just had about the same problem cutting the lawn and the mower just shut off kicked off a house breaker and now does not work at all (the mower) what the *****
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