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Craftsman 42" loses power

Craftsman 42" tractor with 18.0 HP kohler engine loses power when blade engaged

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SOURCE: 42 inch Craftsman blades won't engage

is the belt spinning & smoking when blades are engaged or the belt won't spin if the belt spins but blades wont go then there is something stuck under the deck or the bearings are gone out do to not being greased

Posted on Jun 14, 2009

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SOURCE: engine cuts out when engaging clutch or engaging blades..

lift the seat and make sure the connector is firmly plugged into the seat switch

Posted on Aug 24, 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

the belt is bad if not there is trouble in the drive shaft.Thank you for asking and I hope this helps you.Please leave me a 4 thumbs up.

Posted on Jul 20, 2010

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How to fix my craftsman riding mower, whcih dies after engaging blade


make sure blades not jammed. with mower off, try turning blades by hand.
it could either be a safety switch in the seat or for the reverse paddle.
make sure its not in reverse when you attempt to engage blades.
you should be able to bypass both switches with a jumper wire for testing purposes. if it works with jumper, replace the switch(s).

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My YTS 3000 will run but the blades won't engage. Engagement lever is really hard to push up but when I try to engage blades, nothing. Could it be the cable?


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Unclip the cable at the deck. Then try the cable. If it moves freely there is something rusted, bent or broke on the engage pulley mechanism on the top of the deck.

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Craftsman dlt2000 20 hp kohler runs great until i try to engage blades pull up on the switch to engage and motor bogs and stalls


Now is a great time to remove the deck and sharpen the blades! In the process, you will find your problem. Look for clogs, seized bearings, freely rotating belts, etc... The problem is in the deck or drive belt. Hope this helps!

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Engine cuts out when engaging clutch or engaging blades..


lift the seat and make sure the connector is firmly plugged into the seat switch

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I have 16 hp Craftsman riding mower with a Kohler engine.


It may think you are in reverse and is killing the motor to keep you from backing up with the blade running. Look for switch that is telling it when you are in reverse, maybe it is stuck with grass or other debris. another possibility is that the blades are jammed and they are stalliing the motor. Mines stalls easily when cold.

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