Perhaps is should describe my problem as an intermittent RUNNING problem as it spends more time in the non-running state than running.
I recently picked up this MF-12 and it doesn't like to run for any usable amount of time. Most of the time it will start right up but die shortly after. It dies quickly. No sputtering or stumbling beforehand--just quits as if I turned off the key. After dinking with it for some time, I noticed that it would run up until I let the key off the "start" position and into the "run" position. So as long as I hold the key in "start" it seems to run OK. I imagine keeping the key in the "start" position is probably not a wise long-term solution!!
Very rarely, it will continue to run in the "run" position, but only for a handful of seconds.
Can anyone offer any guidance? Is there any reason to consider possible causes other than the key switch itself?
I downloaded the MF-10/12 electrical schematic from the forum library, but it leaves a lot to be desired. I'm hoping that the manual which that schematic was taken from has some more in-depth information, but I downloaded all the manuals that I thought would pertain to my 12 and haven't found that same schematic in any of them. (Am I blind?) Can anyone direct me to that manual?
Thanks to all. Anxiously awaiting your wisdom!