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Tractor Will Not Move And Dies When Brake Is Released

Craftsman model 917.270743- The tractor starts and seems to run fine. If you release the brake either in neutral or in gear the tractor immediatlely dies. It also dies if the blades are engaged.

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I would check the wires and clean the connectors and make sure seat switch is working. If that is not working, it's like getting off the seat without holding the brake/clutch pedal down or getting off seat with blades engaged. Both will cause engine to die.

Posted on May 26, 2009

  • Dwain Pippen May 30, 2009

    I see you left a 'Thanks for Trying' response to my solution. That was not the problem? You checked the seat switch and it was working?

  • Jesse Easterwood Jul 31, 2013

    my seat connection seems to be fine at the seat. but this is excactly what happening to my mower as well, could it be a fuse? is there fuses? lol i borrowed this mower and want to give it back in working order.

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