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I have a riding mower and I ran into my house. Now when I crank the mower it cuts off when i disengage to lower the blades.

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Check the wiring around the deck, as all ride on mowers have a cutout system wired to the deck, seat, & also on the rear basket.
One of these wires must be getting earthed to ground causing the engine to shut down.
In most cases I see a lot of mowers coming in with these wires removed . This is not good practice as you could get your toenails trimmed when getting off the mower. So we always replace them !

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