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Release clutch/ brake pedal engine stops / as well engage clutch lever for mover / engine stops. Thank you for taking my question . engine runs well no problem starting engine stops when place mower in gear or engage mower blades engines stops.

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Hi Carl,

Just had this happen to me. The mower had sat all winter. During that time a couple bearings froze up.

It took a pipe wrench to free them up.

I worked in some oil and that solved it.

You need to check each pulley and bearing to see if you can spin it. If you can't, oil it first, then try to **** it free.

Once it lets go, a little more oil and you are all set.

Best regards
Mike

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