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My blades on my craftsman 42 inch lawn tractor are always engaged. How do I adjust the cable?

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Posted on May 26, 2009

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SOURCE: Blades won't disengage

Hi,
When the mower is off and the clutch is disengaged you should not be able to physically turn the blade(s) if you can then you need to adjust the blade brake (look on the mower deck and you should see what appears to be a brake pad). Your owners manual will show you how to adjust. If you need a copy of the owners manual then I would suggest going to www.managemyhome.com and downloading a free copy of the manual for your mower (Need model number which starts is located under the seat).
Good luck!

Posted on Jul 27, 2009

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SOURCE: tractor starts, stalls when blade is engaged, or brake released

you have a safety switch malfunctioning or a transistorized relay not working properly. Go to www.partsdirect.com, this is sears website. It should be able to find and illustrated parts list for your mower.

Posted on Sep 28, 2009

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SOURCE: my craftsman lawn tractor 42

most likely you are in reverse with the key in the mow forward position only. turn key to the reverse mode or put the gear selector to forward mode.

Posted on Jul 19, 2010

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SOURCE: Craftsman 42 '' 19.5hp lawn tractor gear shift

Sounds like your drive belt may have came off or it needs to be replaced. Take the battery out from under the seat to see if belt is still around transaxle. Sometimes it will jump off when doing a lot of starting stopping

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