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Blades won't engage. Nothing lose or out of place

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Is this an electric or mechanical clutch. If electric, check the power to the clutch when the switch is "ON" Be mindful of the operator presence switch. There will be no power on the line if there is no one on the seat. So, with the engine not running but the ignition switch in the run position, and the clutch switch on the on position, check the power to the clutch with a volt ohm meter while someone sits upon the seat.

Mechanical clutch. Double check the belt is properly routed.

Double check the blades ARE free to rotate in either event.

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