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Keeps cutting out stop start

Craftsman lt 1000 42in cut 18hp antivib system.it keeps cut out all the time it fakes ages to mow

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SOURCE: It won't start with key; new fuse and new selinode

It may possibly be the seat switch. There is a little button under your seat, it is a safety mechanism. It's so the mower won't start without someone actually sitting on it, it will also shut off atuomatically if you fall off. If your good at wiring, and splicing, you can cut the wires and splice them together, and see if it starts. Hope this helps a bit.

Posted on Apr 30, 2009

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SOURCE: A row of uncut grass left between blaces when mowing

Mowing too fast for the blade speed. Use higher engine speed or lower gear.
One or both blades too short?

Posted on Jun 16, 2009

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SOURCE: craftsman mower LT.1000 17.5

Check the air filter and replace it if it is dirty. Also, get a product at an auto parts store called seafoam, a carbeurator cleaner, and add it to your fuel at the rate of one ounce per gallon of fuel.

Posted on Jun 20, 2009

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SOURCE: I have an 18hp 42inch cut Sears Craftsman, it will

check the gas cap vent little hole on top of cap clean with a pin-check and or replace air filter -check and or replace inline fuel filter if still not running correctly need to clean and repair carb

Posted on Mar 29, 2010

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SOURCE: i have a craftsman gt 5000 model 917.276220 runs

not possitive, but sounds like 1 of the bearings on the mower deck is starting to seaze up.I would start with that. Remove the deck and belts and check all the pullys and bearings for free movement.

Posted on Mar 08, 2011

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SOURCE: bolens st160 hydro eliminator 16hp

Make sure the shape edge of the blades is installed closer to the ground. I don't think it matters what the position of the blade is.
Gary

Posted on Apr 26, 2011

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