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My Craftsman 42" 18.5hp lawn tractor will start fine but when I disengage the brake or engage the blades it cuts off. It was recently left out in the rain while I was working, did something short out? It was working fine before this happened.

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There is a safety switch under the seat. to stay running after the brake is released or deck engaged you have to be sitting on the seat or it will die. if this switch is bad it will die as soon as you release the brake.

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