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The battery lite comes on when started then slowly grows dimmer the more i mow then mower shut off but engine still runs this is a j d gt 275

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Your battery is dying ... it doesn't have enough power to keep the clutch engaged. You may have a charging problem. You can check this with a volt/ohm meter.

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