MY CRAFTSMAN DYT4000 RUNS GOOD WHEN THE PTO IS INGAGED WHEN GOING FOWARD WORKS LIKE A CHAMP, BUT WHEN PUT IN REVERCE THE ENGINE WILL DIE, UNLESS I DISINGAGE THE PTO PLEASE HELP ,, GOT THE MOWER USED...
It sounds like your mower is equipped with a reverse safety switch. This switch will prevent you from mowing in reverse by killing the engine, like any safety switch. You just need to investigate it and decide if you will disengage the blades to back up or if you will disable the safety switch. You mentioned that there were wires cut. Do you know what they were? How many were cut? I suggest that you trace them out to see what they are, where they go. The previous owner may not have wanted to deal with the safeties for a number of reasons.
In regards to the reverse safety switch, many mowers do not have them. As in they do not come on all mowers, historically. I do not know if they are designed into all the newer ones or not. I work on older mowers and whether or not they are on a mower seams to depend on the manufacturer (on older mowers). My seven or eight year old Craftsman does not have one, while a twelve year old MTD may.
I hope this is helpful for you.
Aug 22, 2011 |
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