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Blades will not disengage

Blades engage but won't disengage. The blade clutch lever is loose about 1/3 of the way and you really have to put pressure on it to engage the blades--much more so than normal. If I drive around with the lever disengaged (and blades still mowing) they will eventually (a minute or two) disengage.

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SOUNDS LIKE THE CABEL IS BAD IF IT HAS ONE OR THE ENGAGEMENT IS BENT

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http://www.searspartsdirect.com/partsdirect/getSubComp.pd?modelNumber=917270824&productCategoryId=1509200&brandId=0247&modelName=TRACTOR&diagramPageId=00011&componentDescription=SCHEMATIC%20DIAGRAM-TRACTOR&documentId=P0811014&blt=06

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