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It sounds as though your seat safty switch may have failed. If you tilt the seat forward you will see a wire harness connector that attaches to the safty switch, disconnect the conntector and try engaging the blades.
You did'nt mention the year or model # of the tractor so at this point my recommendation is based of the average tractor with a mechanical blade lever.
Try the suggestion and let me know.
Regards,

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