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Husqvarna z5426 z turn mower when I engage the PTO it kills the engine! I have replaced all switches please help

How do I test the clutch to see if it is the clutch or the deck?

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I would check spindle bearings and turning easy.

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SOURCE: Knocking in mower deck or belt clutch when engaging blades, motor bogs / slows down

YOU MAY HAVE A BENT BLADE OR EXESSEIVE BUILD UP UNDER THE DECK

Posted on Jun 01, 2009

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SOURCE: Husqvarna yth2448 pto switch kills motor/battery will not charge

you may hav a bad alt. problem with the mower dying when you engage the pto is most likley a bad sensor or wire unplugged on the seat sensor.the way it works is if the blades are turning and it dosent sense you being on the seat the mower shuts down.this has been standard on mowers for quite a few years now. it keeps the blades from cutting you up if you fall off the seat while mowing. as for charging i would try cleaning the battery connections and get the battery checked first.

Posted on Jul 19, 2009

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SOURCE: mower quits when engaging mower deck of husqvarna yth 2348

Try putting a jumper wire on the wire going from the engine to the seat. Take that plug and put a wire from one side to the other. Be careful not to cut your feet off when engaging deck.

Posted on Mar 31, 2009

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SOURCE: husqvarna 2448 pto switch kills engine,bldes

try unplugging the pto, start the mower, then engage the pto switch. If the fuse still blows trouble is somewhere in the mowers wiring if not the ploblem lies in the pto. hope this helps

Posted on Jul 27, 2009

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SOURCE: John Deere L120. Engine dies when PTO switch is pulled.

sounds like the seat switch is bad

Posted on Mar 02, 2010

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