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Craftsman LT 2000, model # 917.272234. When I am

Craftsman LT 2000, model # 917.272234. When I am mowing, it seems that the engine is bogging down. I can engage the clutch and get power back, but once I start up agian I lose power. Suggestion? Thanks in Advance
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What is happening tom is the blades are cutting more than the deck can discharge (spit out) try changing the mowing deck to a higher setting & try that if that works then that is the problem also try cleaning out the top & botton of deck there could be alot of old grass caught under there causing some of it aslo if i can further help e-mail me wade at wadembly@aol.com

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Your belt on your deck could be wore or stretched .The other day the pulley on the engine was wore badly changed it with a new belt worked perfectly

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