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Craftsman 18hp riding mower runs & stalls when engage the blades

I have a Craftsman 18hp riding mower runs & stalls after engaging the blades. Will cut for a brief time about 5-10 minutes then stops. seems hot, allow to cool and you can continue for another 5-10 minutes It's a Sears craftsman II, Model 917-255917 Any thoughts or suggestions?

Had it tuned up and serviced. runs great for the 5-10 minutes. Someone has told me to loosen the belt and that will solve the problem. Open to any and all suggestions.

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Motor off= deck engaed turn blade should turn motor and belt fairly easy, NO remove the belt from the motor pulley with deck engaged blades should turn freely.
most decks have breaks on the pullies so if the deck is not engaged the break will be on

Posted on Jun 21, 2017

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craftsman decks have a positive stop adjustment for the decks. A spring atached to the blade ingadgement arm pulls the tension pully into position if the cable is rusted inside the sleeve it wont put enough pull on the ingadgment pully and thus the blades dont spin full force the belts on the mowers have no adjustments only the pully . second thing is you may want to drop the deck and clean around that pully by scraping any rust off the surface under the pullys slide good luck

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SOURCE: Blades won't spin on Craftsman II riding mower

get some one to sit on it and holding the brake try engaging the clutch...now with out getting to close laying down you can see if the linkage is working right....might just be a missed belt wheel.

Posted on Jun 24, 2009

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maybe the safty switch under seat might be starting to go out if that switch doesn't work the blades wont come on at all for safety

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SOURCE: belt diagram craftsman 917 2733100

Assuming your model number is 917.273100, go to ... http://www.searspartsdirect.com/partsdirect/index.action Enter the model number, hit search then scroll down to Ground Drive

Posted on Jul 29, 2009

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