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Tractor starts fine but wheni take my footh off the clutch the tractor dies

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  • rapture100 Mar 21, 2009

    Same problem. Stalls as soon as I let the clutch out while it is in nuetral.

  • ruthnjeff May 11, 2010

    where is the safety switch for the mower deck?

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Most of the time its the seat safety switch .
Alway engage and disengage mower deck too as there is a safety switch there too, some times its just needs moved some, its not the clutch pedal safety switch.

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