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Lawnflite 603 engine cuts out

Engine works fine but when engaging the cutters lever safety switch cuts engine. Safety switch replaced, if safety switch by-passed cutters will engage but when safety switch re-engaged, engine will cut. Not a safety switch problem but maybe relay further up the loom? Need this machine working as summer is just round the corner(hopefully)

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SOURCE: Starter will not engage. All safety switches are

Here is the manual. It includes a troubleshooting chart and the location of the fuses. Give it a shot and if it does not work out contact me again.

http://manuals.deere.com/cceomview/OMM142612_D7/Output/Index.html#25348

Posted on Mar 30, 2009

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SOURCE: my mtd pinto mower engine cuts out when cutters engage - why?

it sounds as if your carb is dirty remove bowl on carb i"ll bet it's it's dirty if so you will need to remove the carb and clean it

Posted on May 30, 2009

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SOURCE: husqvarna ct 135 mower,when attempting to engage

Hi Janet,
its the warning button on the grass collector. If the button is not pressed in fully, the machine thinks that the grass collector is off, and therefore stops the engine. I had the same problem. If you take the grass collector off, you will see the button on the top left side of the back of the mower. It is covered by a strip of black plastic that slots over it.

To fix the problem my first solution was to tape a washer onto the plastic strip, thereby ensuring that the button is pressed fully in when the grass collector is on. When I got tired of the washer continually falling out, I used a screw to jam the button in. You should be aware though, that with the second method you will be able to engage the cutters with the grass box removed. Potentially a small child (with long arms) could put his/her arm down the shute and chop fingers off etc. I have no kids, and thereby feel safe.

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SOURCE: engine cuts out when engaging clutch or engaging blades..

lift the seat and make sure the connector is firmly plugged into the seat switch

Posted on Aug 24, 2009

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SOURCE: Mower cuts off when blade is engaged.

Not familiar with this model, but a thought, check for a kill switch.

Posted on Apr 28, 2010

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