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Jdlx188 cranks fine...let foot off brake/clutch it goes dead

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Many many craftsman mowers have the same problem. if you follow it back it arises from a relay which is attached to all of the safety switches which disable the engine unless everything is working
correctly. so troubleshoot those switches, being simply ON/OFFan ohmeter can do the trick, if they are all good focus on the relay itself. craftsman, husqvarna are all made by AYP or MTD and so are some JD models.

Posted on May 23, 2011

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    I can't seem to find the relay on the schematic Where is it on the tractor

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