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My 2007 craftsman 17.5 hp tractor runs fine but when I puy it in gear or engage the blades it stalls

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Sounds like a safety shut off switch is in the open position or came loose and isnt making the connection. most likely the one in the seat, lift the seat and disconnect the wire harness plugged into the bottm of the seat attatch a jumper wire to the terminale on the wire harness to close the loop to trick the mower to think there is a rider on board and carefully put seat down so wire dont fall off, sit, start and try to drive and or the blades, it should not stall if the jumper wire is attached, if so either replace the switch or reconnect and try again and you should be fine , DONT USE MACHINE WITH JUMPER ATTACHED FIX THE PROBLEM FIRST, ITS A SAFETY SWITCH FOR A REASON, just use the jumper for the test then remove.

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