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I have a model 917270810 19.5 hp 6 speed mower. I am not able to lower the mower so blades engage.Worked great when I put it away last fall.Art

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SOURCE: Knocking in mower deck or belt clutch when engaging blades, motor bogs / slows down

YOU MAY HAVE A BENT BLADE OR EXESSEIVE BUILD UP UNDER THE DECK

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Usually when the motor stalls when blades are engaged on any mower it is the carb that needs cleaned and rebuilt. The motor isn't getting enough gas to handle the load.

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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

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SOURCE: Mower stalls when engaging blades

check the safety switch for engager could be bad,, hope this help,, good luck

Posted on Aug 15, 2009

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