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Husqvarna YTH 2042 lawn tractor It starts OK, but as soon as I take my foot off the clutch, it lugs and quits. Same thing happens if I start to engage the clutch lever, even with my foot still on the clutch. Is this a switch problem or a belt problem?

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If it really 'lugs', meaning the engine gradually chugs slower and slower as if it's struggling, then it could be a belt problem, but I'm going to guess it just quits, which suggests a problem with the seat safety switch. Look under the seat, take out the safety switch, and tape it in the pushed-in position. See if the tractor runs now. If so, the switch is the culprit - either it failed, or the mounting is wonky so it doesn't activate when you're in the seat.

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