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SOURCE: Craftsman 42" mower deck won't disengage

Try pulling on the cable coming down to deck. This cable might be your problem. Also check that the spring on the end of this cable is present and functional.

Posted on May 19, 2009

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SOURCE: Craftsman 42" Tractor Blade Problem

sounds like either the spindal bearings are shot or maybe the spindal shaft is bent. check for up and down slop at the blades. then turn blades towards each other and check that the heigth lines up. also chec the idler pully to make sure it is not slapping around.

Posted on Aug 14, 2009

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SOURCE: engine cuts out when engaging clutch or engaging blades..

lift the seat and make sure the connector is firmly plugged into the seat switch

Posted on Aug 24, 2009

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SOURCE: I have a Craftsman LT2000 tractor and I've had a

the pulley that the disingage spring is hooked to sounds like its freezing up it may need some oil put on it to make it slide easier

Posted on Oct 26, 2009

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SOURCE: DTY 4000 tractor dies when engaging pto, new

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This is just a suggestion. Try pulling the choke out about one third to one half and then engage the PTO. Sometimes the air idle adjust screw port gets a tiny speck of debris in it. If with the choke partially out and the PTO engages the just grab a screwdriver and turn the air idle mixture screw counter clockwise a hair.

Posted on Apr 30, 2010

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