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I have a craftsman Lt 1000 21 twin hp tractor . I engauge blades they hesitate to turn on . Once they are on I start mowing in speed 2 or 3 then they lose power to a point where they just don't turn

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Either your battery is weak or the belt needs replaced

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SOURCE: Craftsman riding mower blades will not engage

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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SOURCE: Craftsman LT 1000 with Briggs and Stratton 20 OHV

lift your seat and look at the label that you got your model number from. to the right of the model number is the serial number. the first six digits of the serial number is the date your tractor was made - for example: serial no. 060802D002756 would make the unit made June 8, 2002

Posted on Aug 18, 2009

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SOURCE: adjusting brake on Craftsman LT 1000 lawn tractor manual

underneath by the right side tire turn in the adjustment nuts on the brake rod. if brake is bad the disk will have to be replaced see a manual.

Posted on Jul 19, 2010

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SOURCE: I have a Craftsman GT 5000 Garden Tractor, 25 HP,

Depending on your engine.. Briggs and Stratton or Kohler there are 2 different seat switches that are used to power the PTO clutch. The seat switch can cause the PTO clutch to disengage anytime there is not at least 70 lbs in the seat.

The PTO drive wiring has a 30 amp fuse in it. If by chance a stick went through the belt and tore off the wires at the PTO clutch (Common failure) even after you repair the broken wire you still need to replace the fuse.

Check the PTO clearance gap. It should be 0.012 dis-engaged. Any other value and the clutch will not work correctly. Adjust the clutch if necessary.

There is a 2 pin Pigtail just off of the PTO Clutch that you need to check for voltage at the connector. Probe the back of the wires if you can and your looking for 12V DC under the following conditions.

BRAKE ON or tied down
KEY ON
SEAT (Briggs and Stratton engine only) Someone needs to be sitting on the seat.

Then Pull the PTO Switch out. You should hear the PTO Clutch CLICK. If you hear the click there is no need to check voltage. The PTO switch is a multi function switch and it is quite possible the PTO switch failed. I doubt that the PTO Clutch has failed as they normally give you some kind of noisy indication that they are failing and don't fail straight away.

So.. In short
Check PTO Switch (Red wires) to usually red or brown thru the switch
Check 30 amp fuse
Check PTO clutch wires near PTO clutch (They get torn from something traveling through the pulley)
Check PTO clutch clearance at 0.012
Check Brake switch for an audible click as you depress it some distance No click.. possible bad switch
Listen for Seat switch Click as you slowly add weight to the seat. No Click or any click and it can still be suspect due to the Briggs and Stratton installed engine ones have more than one function.. Ignition and PTO clutch power.

The actual wiring diagram is on page 35 of the owners manal that can be found here:
http://www.managemylife.com/mmh/owner_manuals/27245/CRAFTSMAN-Lawn,-Tractor-L9910386?brand_name_search=917273023

Lastly... check each of the mower deck blade bearings. A seized bearing can cause PTO problems.

Hopefully you have enough information to solve the mystery. If not just respond here and I will help you.

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Testimonial: "Kelly - Your troubleshooting info helped me determine the PTO switch, mower belt and 30 Amp fuse were good. Solution: New battery fixed it. Thx! - Tom"

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SOURCE: I have A craftsman Model 917.273470 with a Kohler 20 Hp V-Twin. It will run if I spray gas in the carb. Drained old fuel, replaced fuel filter, checked gas flow into carb with pressure guage, Cleaned

check the solenoid on the bottom of the carb check for movement and power if it moves and has power open the carb and clean it

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