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Engine dies off once brake/clutch is released

My craftsman riding mower starts fine, but as soon as i let out the brake the engine shuts off.

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  • Prestwood Feb 01, 2009

    I have a Transaxle that had a broken Ring Clip in the transmission. I replaced the clip and reassembled. Everything back in place and filled with oil. Wheels run if I hope the belt in but if I use the Clutch/Brake it kills the engine. Not sure how to properly set the brake or if it is even working properly down on the right lower side if the transaxle. Is there a manual that would cover this?



    Thanks, Ron Prestwood

  • Anonymous Mar 22, 2014

    noise when clutch disengaged

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Your answer was perfect, when I located the saftey switch it was not working properly.

Thanks a million, Ron

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