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Every time I engage the blaids on my riding mower it blows a fuse and dies

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Knowing the model help. But run down your wiring harness and make sure you don't have any loose grounds. Check the PTO clutch make sure everything is tight. Also with the mower off check under the deck an ensure nothing is blocking your blade/belts.

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Could be a bad clutch or the diode that is in the harness is bad.

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