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Cutting blades will not engage

The blades will engage after the tractor runs for awhile

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Sounds like a loose electrical connection or belt slipping

Posted on Oct 26, 2012

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SOURCE: Craftsman 18.5 briggs/str 42''won't cut

It sounds to me like a very loose belt or very worn out belt and also an adjustment problem.

Posted on Mar 24, 2009

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SOURCE: loud screech noise from deck area

This can be due to a belt slipping or a bad spindle bearing.
And on the difficulty scale,10 being extremely difficult, The belt would be a 1 or 2 and the spindle about 6 or 7 (because the deck usually needs removed for this job)

Posted on Apr 04, 2009

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SOURCE: Craftsman riding lawn mower...engine dies when blade is engaged

Push the clutch all the way down and try to start, does it crank over?
Let me know.
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Posted on May 10, 2009

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SOURCE: 42 inch Craftsman blades won't engage

is the belt spinning & smoking when blades are engaged or the belt won't spin if the belt spins but blades wont go then there is something stuck under the deck or the bearings are gone out do to not being greased

Posted on Jun 14, 2009

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SOURCE: Craftsman GT5000: Dies when switch is pulled to engage blades

I have the same tractor. If you have the transmission in <reverse> this will happen every time. It's a safety feature. Be sure the tractor is in <neutral> or one of the 6 forward gears.

Jim Romines

Posted on Jul 31, 2009

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