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Why does the engine shut off when I engage the mower blades?

STARTS AND RUNS FINE UNTIL TRYING TO ENGAGE THE BLADES. BRAKE, SEAT, REVERSE SAFETY SWITCHES APPEAR TO BE WORKING FINE.

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Hi Btcret93:
If you're sure the shutdown is not elecrical safety initiated, Then it's probably mechanical.
Try running it up on a ramp so you can see under the deck. With the engine off, check to make sure that the blades are free to rotate and that there is nothing jammed between them and the underside of the deck. This would be an opportune time to give it a really good hosing out to make sure that it's not built up with dried grass or other stuff.
Hope this helps.

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