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Craftsman riding mower blades will not engage

Craftsman riding mower (26 HP 54" deck) blades will not engage when switch is pulled. Blades quit in the midst of mowing.

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  • Pastor J.D. Sherman Apr 24, 2013

    this is not the solution. it is the throttle cable not the blades..

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Maybe the safty switch under seat might be starting to go out if that switch doesn't work the blades wont come on at all for safety

Posted on Jun 28, 2009

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  • Jose Luis Gutierrez Jul 03, 2013

    But Why does the mower turn off completely after trying to engage blades and won't turn on again

  • Wade Mobley
    Wade Mobley Nov 09, 2017

    They also have a safety switch if by accident you try to go into reverse without pushing reverse button or turn ignition switch back to engage reverse. They will shut off and not turn back on unless your going forward.

  • Wade Mobley
    Wade Mobley Nov 09, 2017

    Safety switch under seat will kill the mower completely on most tractors if parking brake isn't set while trying to get off mower with it running. We can only give you a very good solution on what it could be. Without seeing it in person.

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