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Why does the machine shuts off when in gear or the mowing deck is engaged?

Whenever you attempt to move the machine or engage the blades for cutting the machine will shut off.

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Didnt indicate what type of machine possible problems can be -idle to low --needs tune up-fuel filter --drive belt binding [bearing on a pulley bad] also check safety switches

Posted on Dec 04, 2012

  • Rick Dec 04, 2012

    Machine is a Mod. 74360 it's definetly safety swich related because it will do it when the deck blades are engaged, or an attempt to move it is performed . The heck of it is after I submitted this post and was doing more research on the matter it started working again as designed. Prior to this I had checked the seat safety switch with an ohm meter with no problem found. I'm waiting for it to act up again at this point. Does anyone know where a wiring schematic for a Toro machine can be found?

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SOURCE: mower quits when engaging mower deck of husqvarna yth 2348

Try putting a jumper wire on the wire going from the engine to the seat. Take that plug and put a wire from one side to the other. Be careful not to cut your feet off when engaging deck.

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Did you try to disengage the safety feature that should shut the tractor off when the blades are engaged and the tractor is placed in reverse? I believe that it is located under the shift leaver

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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

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SOURCE: Craftsman riding mower blades will not engage

maybe the safty switch under seat might be starting to go out if that switch doesn't work the blades wont come on at all for safety

Posted on Jun 28, 2009

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Craftsman Model Number: 917.377151 motor shuts down when blades engaged


The engaging of the mowdeck is cause an excessive demand of your engine. From that, we can assume your problem is in the deck. Since the power drive is all about belts and it threw the belts, from your information I can only deduce that either an object (stick-wood-rock) has wedge into a position that has stopped rotation of the blades. Also, each blade has a pulley/spindle. These have bearings which must be free to rotate.
A bearing failure or seizing can also cause the problem you report.

Follow safety rules in your manual to insure the engine cannot start. Attempt to rotate each blade to check for free rotation. If the do not you most likely will need to remove the mower deck and check further. An obstruction or seized spindle should be easy to determine and sit repair is easily possible.

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Hi Digger:
I've two possibles come to mind for you to check.
1) Engine OFF - Make sure that all of the blades and pulleys can turn freely.
2) Engine OFF - Double check belt routing. Move engage lever ON/Off and look at what movement happens. It may be that the belt is on the wrong side af a mounting flange and binds when engaged.
Cheerfuls.

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You clutch is probably OK. This sounds like some binding in the mowing deck.

  1. Take off the deck.
  2. Clean the underside of the mowing deck.
  3. Remove the belt and be sure all the moving parts move freely. If something is bound, try to free it up with oil.
  4. Replace any bound up bearings. Bearing are a very high maintenance item on a mowing deck.
Good luck.

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Try putting a jumper wire on the wire going from the engine to the seat. Take that plug and put a wire from one side to the other. Be careful not to cut your feet off when engaging deck.

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