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Engine it runs fine until i let off the clutch pedal

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  • archtpf Feb 08, 2009

    thanks it is working fine now

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Check the ignition system. On the electrical start systems, there is located under the seat a relay. You can see inside that relay and you will be able to tell if it was popped or not. This switch will let the mower run until you try to move then it will stop the mower. Next would be to check the carb making sure you are not getting to much fuel and the adjustments are right

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  • Jeremy Reddick
    Jeremy Reddick Feb 08, 2009

    Perfect glad to hear that, take care and have a great weekend or what is left of it anyways

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