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Gt 5000 stuck in gear

I have a GT 5000 that I just got stuck in gear. it was creeping a bit, but not much. I also disengaged the transmission and still wouldn't start. Fuse is good, and it is not engaged with the mower deck, brake is on and seat switch is on as well.

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Check brake switch, unplug it and make a short jumper wire in the plug ..,in switch ,if it still wont start ,jump across the starter silinoid .

Posted on Nov 29, 2013


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Doesnt sound like governor issues
Sounds fuel related
You need to remove your carb. and tank assembly as one
Take the carb off the tank and replace the daiphram& gasket between the two
note how the old one came off.
Sometimes the common fuel we have now with 10%ethanol effects rubber parts and causes them to fail prematurely.
you may notice the old gasket is wrinkled and maybe not pliable like it should be.
while you have the carb apart give it a fairly good cleaning with a air hose
be sure not to overtighten the bolts that mount the carb,back to the tank.
Be sure your fuel you are using is fresh

hope this helps some for you

Posted on Jun 13, 2009

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SOURCE: I have a cub cadet 1550, Blew fuse and wont disengage from gear

You have a bad wire which rubbed on the plastic housing to the engine block near the starter mower which causes a short and blows the fuse. I have the same tractor and this happened to mine also. The wire is red.

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SOURCE: I have a 1994 G4000 craftsman riding lawn mower i

If electrical ( the motor shuts down like you turned the key off) its likely the rider presence switch ( seat switch).
If the motor is pulled down and dies as if its uncapable of handling the load check the drive system. Remove deck and check drive belt and pulleys. Pull the belt off of a pulley for slack and with the tranny in first and the brake released you should be able to turn the large pulley on top of the tranny easily which should cause the tractor to start to move. If you cant turn the pully there is something wrong in the tranny.

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SOURCE: swisher 44" mower starts and runs but engine bogs

The engine in this machine seems to be powerful. If you can remove the belt from the pulley that drives the blade. Try turning the pulley buy hand. If it turns tight or not at all this is your problem. The unit that is the pulley to blade assembly is seized or ready to seize. Sometimes they are designed to be taken apart and repaired, and sometimes they are not. Did you check for a grease fitting within the pulley to blade unit?
I would like to hear how this works out for you. Best of luck.

Posted on Jun 14, 2011

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SOURCE: My PTO will not engage

Check the operator presence switch located under the drivers seat. If that isn't mounted properly it will not activate like it should and will cause the mower to die when you try to engage the PTO or release the brake with it in gear.

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