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Why does GT5000 stall when brake is released?

Already replaced seat switch and PTO any suggestions.

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Brake taking a while to release.

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SOURCE: garden tractor shuts down when you PTO on or release brake

You have a safety switch or a relay malfunctioning. Try going to www.partsdirect.com, this is sears website. Look at the diagram to see how many safety switch on this unit. You may get lucky and replace one or you may have to replace all. I would look to see if it has a safety relay first, try replacing that first.

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SOURCE: When the PTO switch is engaged the motor shuts

Be sure to check the back end of the seat switch wiring for loose or shorted wires. If the engine is shutting off when the brake pedal is released or the pto is engaged most likely the seat switch has failed. The seat switch connector has a shunt built into it. If the connector is not firmly plugged on the seat switch, it grounds out and when the clutch is released or the deck is engaged, the engine will die. Look closely at the connector and you will see a plunger that is pushed in when it is plugged on the seat switch. If the connector is on the seat switch securely, either the seat switch or the connector might be shorted internally. You need a meter to test this. The seat switch should read open when pushed. I hope this is helpful.

Posted on Aug 26, 2011

SOURCE: Engine starts fine but lt 2000 dies when

Hi well what you need to do is check all parts properly, you need to check the carburetor, the spark plug, coil, etc, and see if any of those are no good? When a motor does this is is usually a problem with the fuel, the spark or the coil, lead etc, or if it has electronic ignition, this maybe the problem.
However to even attempt a DIY repair one simply MUST somehow obtain a service manual, either contact the manufacturer direct or Google for one, then perform the troubleshooting steps to isolate and hopefully repair the unit.
It may indeed be best though to contact a professional who deals exclusively with this brand and ask them for a "Quote" as to what's wrong and prospective costings and go from there.

Posted on Oct 11, 2011

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When the PTO switch is engaged the motor shuts down the same thing happens when the clutch is let out . I have replaced all the safety switches once before and that solved the problem. I replaced the PTO...


Be sure to check the back end of the seat switch wiring for loose or shorted wires. If the engine is shutting off when the brake pedal is released or the pto is engaged most likely the seat switch has failed. The seat switch connector has a shunt built into it. If the connector is not firmly plugged on the seat switch, it grounds out and when the clutch is released or the deck is engaged, the engine will die. Look closely at the connector and you will see a plunger that is pushed in when it is plugged on the seat switch. If the connector is on the seat switch securely, either the seat switch or the connector might be shorted internally. You need a meter to test this. The seat switch should read open when pushed. I hope this is helpful.

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I went to go mow the lawn for the first time this season. Tractor started right up. took the deck cleaned and greased it. Went to engage the p.t.o. for the mower and the tractor stalled. Can't figure...


Hi and welcome to FixYa, I am Kelly.

The power sequence for engaging the blade deck is. Clutch brake pedal depressed, operator in seat, Enage selected and brake pedal released. When the blade enages the engine igniton kill wire is routed through the seat switch AND the PTO clutch. If either the PTO Clutch or the seat switch has a problem the engine dies. Same goes for the clutch brake pedal switch... if the clutch brake is not coming all the way up the engine will die.

If you respond with a model number (example LX2000) I can show via a manual where you need to troubleshoot using a meter.

Do a couple of good bounces on the seat, check the clutch brake pedal switch for clicks and then attempt to an engagement.

Also inspect the PTO clutch wires and connectors for corrosion.

Thanks for choosing FixYa,
Kelly

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