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Stalls when put in gear

Stall when put in gear and when I engage the mower to mow.

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Replace the seat micro switch. Also make sure the block connector is fully pushed home on the micro switch.

Posted on Jul 17, 2013

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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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SOURCE: why does my riding mower stall when i put it in

it sounds like your low ideal need ajusting up. it is positiond on the side of the carby. you are looking for some thing that resembals a screw hed. you should be abel to ajust it with a short phileps hed scrow driver.

Posted on Mar 13, 2010

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SOURCE: Just had a Poulan 12.5 hp 38 in. mower delivered

Bob.... I know you don't want to hear this but I would straight up return it. There is no way you should have to troubleshoot something that expensive. You could have a broken governor spring. BUT this should be a HOME DEPOT problem and not yours.
There are a couple of simple things... like checking that the fuel selector is all the way on and that the fuel filter is not clogged with old gas. One mor ething is make sure it is fully serviced with oil... the LOW Oil level sensor could be shutting off the engine BUT from your symptom description that does not sound like the problem.

Other than that I am dead serious.. Talk to the Home Depot Manager and return it / Exchange it. OR work out a deal where HOME DEPOT arranges for on site warranty repair within 10 days.

Kelly

Posted on Apr 14, 2010

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SOURCE: stalls when put in gear or engage mower

had same problem is safety switch by the deck causing your problem jump it or replace it

Posted on Jul 25, 2010

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SOURCE: I have the Craftsman 20.5

I agree it is the seat switch. This switch will let you start the mower as long as it is in neutral, the brake is set and the mower blades are not engaged. I think it is just two wires, maybe you can jump them together and see if it runs.
Gary

Posted on Aug 06, 2011

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