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What causes the blade not to engage when you put it into mowing but then after a few minutes

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Tim, first turn key on engage and disengage blade button. See if you can hear the clutch making a clicking noise. If not check switch., if not your problem is in the clutch.

Posted on May 29, 2009

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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

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SOURCE: LTX1000 42" 18HP Kohler - Blowing fuse after 2-4 min mowing.

i hav a 18hp ohv eng. back fires and gas is coming out of muffler.

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SOURCE: Craftsman zero turn - blades won't engage

The PTO switch contacts to operate the clutch that starts the blades is defective. I have replaced mine and the new one just failed again. Sears must know this is a defect problem but so far they are quiet about the problem

Posted on Nov 24, 2010

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SOURCE: electric blade clutch won't work and battery went dead

If you have a new battery and it went dead that quickly I would check the charging system on the mower engine. Many of them use a voltage regulator and if it goes bad it will not properly charge the battery. Get the engine running (do not engage the PTO) and use a multimeter set on DC voltage. Place the multimeter leads on the battery and you should see approximately 13-14 volts DC at the battery terminals when it is running. If less then that then it's a problem with the charging system and further tests would be needed to figure out if it is a bad regulator or charging coil.

Posted on Aug 24, 2012

Testimonial: "I think that's it, the clutch was just a symptom of low voltage maybe. checked two leads from the alternator and got 31 volts ac from each. Hoping then it is the regulator."

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