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How do I engage the blades on Poulan PRO riding lawn mower Model: PB195H42LT

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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.
Find the plunger at the top of the attachment lift lever. Press the plunger inward with your thumb, and move the attachment lift lever back, or toward you, to lower the cutting blade. Release the plunger and attachment lift lever. Pull the attachment clutch switch outward to “Engage” to make the cutting blade rotate.
For riding mowers using a manual clutch, the mower blades are engaged by manually shifting a lever that moves a pulley assembly to tighten the blade drive belt. The rotating engine shaft will then drive the belt, which in turn, rotates the pulleys to spin one or more cutting blades.
Equipped with Briggs & Stratton® twin cylinder engine with ReadyStart® auto-choke starting system that powers up easily, with no choke or priming necessary.
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.
If your blade has stopped turning, but your motor is still running, this usually means that your drive belt has perished and needs replacing.
Lawn mower blades come from the factory with a specific angle on the angled edge. This angle should be kept as you grind your blades over time. The most common lawn mower blade angle is 30-35 degrees. When sharpening your mower blades it is important to keep this 30-35 degree angle over time.
Mower blades should be aggressively sharp, but not as sharp as a razor`s edge. You should be able to touch the blade with your hand without getting cut. Contrary to popular belief, a lawn mower blade with a razor sharp edge will not cut grass better.
Poulan is a brand name of the Swedish manufacturer Husqvarna AB.
Q: How do I mix gas and oil? A: Mix 3.2 ounces of Poulan 2-cycle air cooled engine oil to one gallon of fresh unleaded gasoline to obtain the recommended 40:1 fuel to oil ratio.
It may be a bad spindle bearing that is seizing up when you engage it which puts too much load on the engine and makes it die. You may hear some squealing sounds from the spindle and the belt may smoke.
Powershift PTO engagement problems could be from blocked hoses or fittings, bad connections or ground or the solenoid. Mechanical PTO engagement problems could originate from low air pressure, improper cable installation or back lash too tight.
The possible causes of a lawn mower blade spinning but not cutting grass include a damaged or wrongly installed blade, a dull blade, or damaged lawnmower tires. Other possible reasons can be improper tire pressure, a clogged deck, or a broken mower belt.
The sharper and more curvier edges, along with cutting edges generally let mulching blades chop grass in smaller bits and then to expel them back into the ground. While mulching blades create lesser suction but lift the tall grass and straighten them enough to cut it.
Adjust the pressure by turning the valve stem with allen wrench in the hole through the spool. Screw stem up into block for more pressure and thread it down or out of block for less pressure.
Clogged or Dirty Air Filters

It is one of the most common problems that cause lawnmowers to sputter. The mowers take the air from the surrounding through air filters and mix it with fuel inside the engine. So, if the air filter is clogged or dirty, it will affect the flow of air into the carburetor.

Clogged or Dirty Air Filters

It is one of the most common problems that cause lawnmowers to sputter. The mowers take the air from the surrounding through air filters and mix it with fuel inside the engine. So, if the air filter is clogged or dirty, it will affect the flow of air into the carburetor.

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How do I speed up my Poulan 22″ Self Propelled Hi-Wheel Mower?
ANSWER : Verbally threaten to trade it in for a riding mower.

Engine stops after blade is engaged – Poulan Pro 46Inch 22 HP Yard Tractor with Briggs and Stratton Engine PB22H46YT
ANSWER : A faulty seat safety switch will cause this to happen.

MY POULAN PRO 6.5 WONT START….nEED TO REPLACE SPARL PLUG BUT DO NOT KNOW ‘right one”..
ANSWER : Take the old plug out, any auto store should be able to match it up.

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Need to locate a diode for a Poulan Pro riding mower
ANSWER : It is on the engine side of the two wire plug going to the engine it will only be a slight bubble in the wires

I have had a poulan pro 550 series push mower for almost 1 year at the end of the season last year the mower would start briefly and then stop. i have cleaned out the air filter and that did not help.the mower started, i made one revolution around the yard 3/4th of the way the mower quit. I then primed the mower it started then quit and now it will not start at all. Does anyone have any suggestions of what to do. Thanks
ANSWER : There is a little spring that works the carburetor arm. If that popped off then the mower will not run.

15.5 hp Poulan Lawnmower stalls when I push in the clutch or try to engage blades
ANSWER : Check the safety switches

Where is fuel filter located – Poulan Pro 22" Self Propelled High Wheel Mower
ANSWER : If it’s not in the main gas line it’s probably in the bottom of the carb cup.

Have a poulan pro 6.5 hp i tilted it up to take off blade some gas ran out of the front now when i start it it just sputters and coughs and then goes off and won’t start back. i replaced spark plug but still does it what have i done to it. help!!
ANSWER : You have a clogged airfilter, All Paper elements are not usable once they have gotten wet, with either water or oil or gasoline. Remove the ait filter, start the mower and let it clear out, then install a new paper element, It should work fine.