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Craftsman model # 917.273064 won't stay running when clutch is re

When clutch is released, the motor dies when the drive is engaged. when the drive is locked out, the engine stays running when the clutch is released. I replaced the safety switch on the pedal and the seat switch has been bypassed for years.The connection on the bypassed switch is good.

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  • Samuel Charles Spriggs May 11, 2010

    Need some education, what drive is this:



    "the motor dies when the drive is engaged"

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You only have three saftey switches on your mower one on clutch pedal,one on deck engage,one on seat,be sure all are working you can check them by crossing the switches one by one .

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