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Old 03-24-2012, 07:00 PM   #1
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everytime I engage moweing deck engine dies with or without deck on mower. what's cuaseing this?

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Old 03-24-2012, 07:21 PM   #2
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I'd say it's electrical... something tied in with the safety interlock.
(that prevents starting the motor when the blade is running)

Look for a frayed or damaged wire.

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Old 03-24-2012, 07:25 PM   #3
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Check all the pulleys and spindles to make sure there's not one locked up or needs to be greased.
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