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My engine won't turn off after starting

I have a Briggs and Stratton 23hp Vanguard that starts and runs perfectly but does not swith off when the key is returned to the off position. Can anyone please help?

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You may have a faulty switch.

Here’s a link that shows how to test the switch in a small engine. Scroll down to testing and replacing a stop switch. I realize that your setup may be different but the principle is the same.

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