Question about Craftsman 20 hp 42 in. Deck Lawn Tractor - CA Model
Have mowed once this year already with no problems, replaced battery and mower starts fine but dies when brake is released or mower deck engaged. have check for mice and all belts seem fine.
So I got it to stay started now it won't engage its a zero turn it won't move
Posted on Mar 26, 2016
There is a safety switch under seat. Its may have came unpugged or switch is bad. you can unplug it and install a jumper wire in the swich's place and see if it still dies when brake is released. try this & let me know what happens thanks,wade
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
It may think you are in reverse and is killing the motor to keep you from backing up with the blade running. Look for switch that is telling it when you are in reverse, maybe it is stuck with grass or other debris. another possibility is that the blades are jammed and they are stalliing the motor. Mines stalls easily when cold.
Posted on Mar 12, 2009
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
cut the wires running to the switch...try again...if same, stripp back wires, and twist together...wrap in tape or use some sort of connector...it's electric and should be treated as such...try again...still ?? Start finding those switches and repeat the process til it works...theres usually 3 or 4...
Posted on Apr 18, 2010
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