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Scag 52" mower blades will not engage------fuses are good replaced engagement switch wiring seems to be fine any suggestions

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SOURCE: Craftsman riding lawn mower...engine dies when blade is engaged

Push the clutch all the way down and try to start, does it crank over?
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try taking stater fluid to carb and try keeping it running,needle seat might have some dirt in it or the carb itself needs to be cleaned.

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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: my mower quit mowing i pull switch and my blades

sound like your electric pto clutch has a problem check to make sure it is getting power first remember you will have to sit on the seat with the tractor off and the key on to test

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