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John Deere LA110 mower blades got disengaged

My John Deere LA110 mower blades got disengaged when I mistakenly ran over a plastic bag. I got the bag off and the blades are clear. The belt is fine, but the blades will not re-engage. Is there a safety or something I am missing?

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Does it engage manually with a lever, or is it electronic with a push pull switch? if electronic, check the wire that goes to the electric clutch, it might have come off when unplugging it. do all this with the engine off

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Yes. your mower has a blade engagement cable attached to the drive sheve. i am providing a link to the manual which shows this.

http://manuals.deere.com/cceomview/OMGX22464_C8/Output/Index.html?tM=HO

Posted on Jun 25, 2009

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