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Craftsman riding lawn mower...engine dies when blade is engaged

Runs good, when I engaged the blade the engine died...tractor was in neutral while I was trying to engage the blades...now it will not turn over at all....just had a new coil wire put in it.

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  • mehiggs12 May 24, 2009

    I got a new battery thinking that was probably my problem, came home with in installed still nothing. so i a adjusted the safety shut off under the seat and it cranked right up. waited until the next day when i was ready to mow started right up backed out drove about 10 ft kicked the blades on and it died and i can't get it to start again. not sure what to do to it now could the safety shut off under the seat need replacing?

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Push the clutch all the way down and try to start, does it crank over?
Let me know.
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  • vincent collette Jun 26, 2013

    yes like I said it runs good in all grears but when try to ingage blades it stops runing

  • thomas f crider jr Aug 31, 2013

    i have the same thing going on. Please help!

  • Thomas Sep 11, 2015

    I have the same problem, does anyone know what the problem is?

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Check to see if mower deck pulleys turn freely if not then replace bearings or pulleys

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Try installing a new spark plug. I had the same problem and it help.

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