check mower deck is not caked up with grass if it is it will not get enough air movementto force the grass up the chute
also try cutting in 2or3 passes so that you are not forcing too mush grass up the chute
hope this helps
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If you have mowed when the grass was wet or moist you may have a build up of grass under the deck. This is the cause of that type of problem in most cases. Cleaning the build up under the deck allows the grass to flow the way its designed and will also extend the life of the blades. Hope this helps.
It sounds to me that one of the safety switches has failed. I do not have the same unit as you. Mine has a switch that is pressed down with a person in the seat. If this switch fails it will not start. On mine there is also a switch that detects if the unit is "in gear". Find and test the switches for continuity.
This most often happens when you are mowing too much grass at once, or when the deck (or chute if you have a bagger) is clogging for some reason. Sometimes this is made worse by having dull blades. Usually mowing at a slower speed or mowing more frequently will help solve this. If the motor is struggling with the blades, these are usually the culprits. Clean your deck thoroughly, cut the lawn more often, or cut it slower.
In some cases, if your PTO belt may be worn, stretched, or need adjustment. When this happens, the motor will not slow down with the blades but will keep running normally and you may smell a burning rubber smell as the blades slow down.
Cub Cadet has five models in their new Series 1000 lawn tractors, all
powered by Kohler engines. Cub Cadet models -- as several other lawn
equipment brands -- are manufactured by MTD Products.
Cadet LT 1045 has a 20-hp Kohler single-cylinder engine, with an
aluminum block and cast-iron sleeve for longer life. It has a
full-pressure lubrication system with spin-on oil filter for easier
maintenance. This engine is not as powerful or as long lasting as the
Kohler V-Twin OHV, which is available in other models in the line, but
the LT 1045's engine is still solid enough to provide years of mowing.
The hydrostatic (automatic) transmission is a good match with the
engine and provides sufficient grip to cut grass on moderate inclines.
Power is transferred from the engine to the transmission by a heavy-duty
Kevlar belt rather than a more expensive shaft drive. A Kevlar belt
also drives the three cutting blades.
The mowing deck cuts a
swath of grass 46 inches wide at one pass, and is removable for service
and cleaning. Four anti-scalping wheels help keep the deck from scalping
grass on uneven ground. The cutting height is manually adjusted from
1-1/2 to 4 inches. The turning radius is 18 inches, which standard for
lawn tractors. This model is intended for use on 1- to 2-acre lawns
without many turns or small obstacles.
I had the same. design of the deck is not good. grass will build up and insolate (like a donut) the blade from cutting the immediate blades. FIX - replace custom blades with "Gator Blades and the claws will free up the cluster of interferances of grass, kick it out, thus allowing the blade free space to cut the immediates blades of grass.
Hope this helps as it was my last trial of fixes. IT DOES WORK.
Someone will need to completely dismantle the mower deck and find the problem.
That problem should be a binding shaft due to lack of lubrication or due to being full of foreign matter ( grass clippings, sticks, etc.).
These decks need a minimum of yearly maintenance, and the more they are used, the more often they will need attention.
That means daily use could mean weekly servicing.
God bless your efforts.
I'm not sure what you mean by going in faster but if that's the case pull your arms back quicker. If you want it to go faster in reverse then adjust the screws on the motion levers located kind of at the base of the levers. I hope this helps as the adjustment is pretty self explanatory once you find it. Their are numerous other adjustments you'll be learning as you go that will come in handy and make you enjoy your mower more. Such as mower disengagement, I hated that just because I wanted to back up one inch and the blades stop turning! Well, guess what. There's an adjustment that will disable this little feature located in about the same spot as the other adjustment. Search it and figure out all the neat little secrets and I hope you'll come to love yours as much as I do mine. I've had my Z Force 50 for over two years now and have mowed for 150 hours in that little time and I still love it. I just wish someone would come out with a cheaper after market blade because you will be going through them.