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My lawn tractor will start and run but the cutting deck will not engage

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Hi,
Sounds like the float is bad - what happens is the float sits just a little off and when you add the demand of more fuel it skewers the RPM by starving the engine.
Try removing the carburator and either adjusting the float by bending the tab or replace it. As part of this repair i suggest you just replace the needle and seat as well if they are over a year old.

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Posted on Jul 22, 2010

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yes when the belt broke it grabe the wires that goto the cluch frome the pto switch and thay have bar spots on them and are grounding out i just done one that was doing the sam thing all you have to do is fix the wires and that should fix ya up thanks for your time mickey

Posted on Sep 08, 2010

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SOURCE: My Husqvarna lawn tractor deck will not engage

First check the belt.Make sure it is tight when the lever is engaged,and the engine is off.Make sure the belt is on all pulleys,and inspect for frays in the belt.If the belt is ok then,run your hand under the fender around the area of the lever.Make sure there is no debris blocking the lever from fully engaging.If that is good.Next inspect the linkage between the lever`s handle and the deck.Again make sure there is no debris and all connections are snug.

Posted on May 16, 2011

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it sounds like the deck and or the belt needs to be adjusted and aligned. 1st make sure mower is OFF and blades are disengaged. check to make sure the deck/blades are free of harden grass, twigs, branches, and that they are free moving. 2nd make sure belt is in its correct path. 3rd make sure the deck can be lowered and raised without obstructions 4th make sure no parts have been bent and the pulleys are parallel to the deck and the deck is not cracked or broken by the blades hitting something hard and the deck being damaged. 5th the belt adjustment needs to be tight but not over tightened (see a service dealer).
hope this has been helpful. contact me if you need further help.
Thank you.

Posted on Jun 26, 2011

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have a 13.5 hp tecumseh ohv formula riding mower. when engage blade for cutting white smoke comes out of front of engine. is the motor blown? can it be fixed or cheaper to replace?

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