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2012 E-Tech 115, Motor runs in safe mode

Hi Guys.


I require help my one outboard motor starts and runs perfectly, however under torque it cuts off and runs on safe mode. I have replaced the plugs and Fuel filter but it still does the same. What would be the next step.





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Registered: ‎07-14-2011

Re: 2012 E-Tech 115, Motor runs in safe mode



What rpm is the max it can acheive? If it is 1200 rpm then it could be in SAFE mode. If around 1800 rpm or thereabouts, then the motor may have been started with the throttle partway open instead of fully closed or the engine neutral switch is malfunctioning


We could use more descriptive details of how your are running and starting the motor and the model number. 




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