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Experienced gardeners share their insights in answering this question :
You can check the exhaust. the side that is firing will be very hot. the side that isn’t will be cooler. or put a spark tester on it to see what one is not firing. replace the spark plug. that may do it. if not it is possible the head gasket is blown. the valves may be out of adjustment or a push rod has failed. might be the coil is breaking down.

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If the PTO clutch is not getting power, if the clutch solenoid is defective, or if the clutch is worn out, the lawn mower blades will not engage. The PTO clutch is not repairable—if the clutch is defective, you must replace it.
If the engine dies when the blades engage, it could be the result of a damaged safety switch. The first step in assessing the safety switch is to make sure it is plugged in securely. The switch is located underneath the seat, and you may have to remove the seat to reach it.
A clogged carburetor is most commonly caused by leaving fuel in the lawn mower for a long period of time. Over time, some of the ingredients in the fuel may evaporate, leaving behind a thicker, stickier substance. This sticky fuel can clog up the carburetor and cause the engine to stall.
Loose, Dirty or Disconnected Spark Plug in Your Lawn Mower: Check it out, clean off debris, re-connect and tighten. Dirty Air Filter: Clean or replace. Fuel Not Reaching the Engine: Tap the side of the carburetor to help the flow of gas. If this doesn`t work, you might need a new fuel filter.
Belt-the number one cause for your blades not to engage is that your belt is either stretched or loose causing it to slip or fall off completely. Belt could have snapped also. When you are trying to process too much grass/leaves they could pack up under your deck and push off your belt.
Discharged battery, faulty electrical connection (battery circuit), battery leads too long or wire diameter too small, or incorrect size battery (too small). To address these issues, check the battery and charging system for problems. Wrong oil viscosity for temperature expected.
The most likely cause of a no-start mower after running out of gas is dirt in the carburetor, but other possible causes include: Air locked gas system. Faulty carburetor. Contaminated gas.
An airlock is one of the common causes why your mower won`t start after running out of fuel. An Airlock occurs when air replaces fuel in the fuel lines. As you refill your fuel tank, you could push the air towards your mower`s carburetor, which keeps the new fuel from reaching the engine.
A dirty carburetor is the most common cause of a lawn mower that starts and then dies. Other possible causes include: Stale/Dirty Gas. Faulty Choke.
If your lawn mower starts, runs for a while, then dies, check the ignition coil, gas cap, and spark plug. One or more of these parts could be causing your problem. Follow our repair and symptom guide to help you fix this.
Worn or broken blade drive belt – If the riding mower blades are not spinning, the blade drive belt may be worn or broken and unable to engage the blades. If the belt is intact, inspect it to see if it`s loose or slipping on the pulleys then replace it with a new one if necessary.

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Cub cadet lt1042 will not back-up a small hill
ANSWER : Change your hydrstatic fluid and filter

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PTO will not engage on my 0 turn Cub Cadet RZT 50. What should I check and how do I check it?
ANSWER : See if the switch is getting power to it and if it is see if the clutch is getting power. it needs 12 volts in order to engage.

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My cub cadet quites mowing when it gets hot – Cub Cadet Street Sign- tractor lawn riding mower parts
ANSWER : Need to have valve jopb done bad valkv

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I have a 2010 LTX1042 cub cadet when I turn it digs up my grass with the outside edge of the tires no matter which way iI turn why?
ANSWER : The drive wheels are driving forward & when you turn the from wheels dig in to get traction to push the tractor around the turn. Best solution is slow down and/or turn less sharply.

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On my cu cadet zero turn only the left side turns and the right side moans but wont move ever with the release lever to free wheel released
ANSWER : Check the hydraulic oil level for the hydrostat drives(if it has a reserve tank located under the seat. Some ZT’s don’t have the reserve tank. Don’t over fill that tank. 1/4 inch above the bottom is all it needs.)

Also, check the steering arm bolts. Very often they work themselves loose and the arm doesn’t pull the valve rod that controls the hydrostat unit.

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Cub Cadet zero turn. Cannot get the blades to turn when PTO switch is pulled. Belts are fine and attached. Please help.
John
ANSWER : I had the same problem. there was a short in the relay just before the wire gets to to back pulley assembly.

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How do I wire the starter solenoid for my 2005 Cub Cadet RZT 50…?
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My Cub Cadet lawn tractor model 2155 stalls when I take my foot off the brake. Why?
ANSWER : SOUNDS LIKE ONE OF YOUR SAFTEY SWICHES ARE BAD ID START WITH THE SEAT SWICH THAT MAY BE ALL IT IS

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