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I have a dyt 4000. It starts but then dies when I let out the clutch/brake. Is it the safety swith for when you press the clutch to start?

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SOURCE: replacing the blades on a craftsman dyt 4000

Not a hard job, but you will need a couple of tools. First, you will need a wrench that fits the nut that is holding the blade on. I prefer a closed end wrench, but an open end will do. Second, you will need a blade changing tool. The brand name is called a Blade Hog. It attaches to the deck and holds the blade in place so you can turn the nut. Raise the deck as high as it will go, attach the Blade Hog, and then loosen and remove the nut. Be sure and pay attention to which side is up on the old blade and put the new one on in the same manner.

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Posted on Oct 08, 2008

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SOURCE: craftsman DYT 4000, 24 hp 48

there is a fuse in engine compartment that might have blown causing the engine or blades not to start but what probably happened was something got caught in the blades check under the deck & see if there is & also try spinning blades by hand & see what happens

Posted on Jun 14, 2009

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SOURCE: My dyt 4000 Model # 917273620 won,t stay running

SAFTEY SWITCH IS MALFUNTIONING ON THE DECK OR UNDER THE SEAT

Posted on Jun 26, 2009

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SOURCE: riding mower dies when releasing brake

the seat switch is the problem. the switch itself could be bad, but usually theproblem is that the connector is just not plugged in all the way [by the way, trying to bypass the switch by inserting the wire doesn't work because there is a "switch" inside the connector to prevent you from doing just what you did]

Posted on Aug 17, 2009

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SOURCE: I have the DYT 4000 model. My tractor will start

SOUNDS LIKE YOU HAVE ONE OF YOUR OTHER SWICHES ARE BAD LIKE THE SEAT

Posted on Sep 30, 2009

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