Troubleshooting

Troubleshooting

Best practices for Common remote control mower issues.

Probable Cause Correction
Emergency Stop Switch is in the down position Pull Emergency Stop switch up to operate position. See Manual.
Fuel tank is empty Fill fuel tank. See Manual.
Fuel supply is contaminated Replace with clean fuel.
Battery is not charged. Charge battery. See Manual.
Battery cables are loose or corroded. Clean and tighten cables. See Manual.
Spark plug wire(s) are loose or spark plug(s) are faulty. Connect spark plug wire(s) or replace spark (plug). Refer to engine manual.
Electrical system is faulty. Contact RC Mowers.
Engine is faulty. Contact RC Mowers.
Probable Cause Correction
Fuel tank is empty. Fill fuel tank. See Manual.
Spark plug is faulty. Replace spark plug. Refer to engine manual.
Fuel filter is dirty Clean or replace filter. See engine manual.
Air filter cartridge is plugged Clean or replace filter. See engine manual.
Engine is faulty. Contact RC Mowers.
Probable Cause Correction
Engine oil level is low Add engine oil. Refer to engine manual.
Cooling fins are plugged Clean engine. Refer to engine manual.
Engine is faulty Contact RC Mowers.
Probable Cause Correction
Ignition ground wire is disconnected Connect ground wire to clean, metal surface.
Ignition switch is faulty Contact RC Mowers
Probable Cause Correction
Parking break is engaged. Release parking break.
Controller “Engage” button is not pressed. Confirm “Engage” button is pressed and green indicator light shows connected.
Transaxles are bypassed. Turn transaxle bypass valves to operating position. See Manual.
Transaxle drive belt is faulty. Replace transaxle drive belt. See Manual.
Transaxles are faulty. Contact RC Mowers.
Transaxle drive system is faulty. Contact RC Mowers.
Hydraulic oil level is low. Add hydraulic oil. See Manual.
Probable Cause Correction
PTO belt is faulty. Replace PTO belt. See Manual.
PTO switch, wiring, connectors, or clutch are faulty. Contact RC Mowers.
Probable Cause Correction
Parking brake needs adjustment. Adjust parking brake lever. See Manual.
Parking brake is faulty. Contact RC Mowers.
Probable Cause Correction
Steering control needs adjustment. Refer to Remote Control Owner’s Manual.
Probable Cause Correction
Transaxles need adjustment. See Manual.
Parking brake interlock needs adjustment. See Manual.
Probable Cause Correction
Mower blades not level or mower deck pitch is incorrect. Level and adjust pitch of mower deck. See Manual.
Mower blades are dull or faulty. Sharpen or replace mower blades. See Manual.
Mowing speed it too fast. Drive slower when cutting grass.
Belt tension or condition is poor. Replace PTO belt or mower drive belt. See Manual.
Cutting height is too low. Do not set height of cut too low. For very tall grass, mow twice. 
Probable Cause Correction
Oil pressure is low. Stop engine immediately and refer to engine manual.
Probable Cause Correction
System has detected an engine malfunction. Stop engine immediately and refer to engine manual.
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To help you find the right RC Mower for the job, we have designed a series of questions to help with that process. Each question has specific criteria to help you narrow down your choices. At any time you can skip a question, or come back to it later.

Measure the angle of your slopes (in degrees). For the most accurate measurement, use one of the many angle measuring apps available for iOS/android devices. (Our top picks include: Slope Angle or Angle Meter.)

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Determine the terrain type most often encountered: rocky/smooth, firm/loose, wet/dry, or a combination of all.

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Please specify whether this will be primarily for commercial or residential application.

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What is the optimal cutting deck size for your application?

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