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How to Identify and Fix Common Gardening Problems ?

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Check that all the safety switches are working correctly, it is possible the seat switch is bad or loose plug/ bad wire. Also if battery weak or charging system weak/faulty the clutch will stall out engine, charge battery up with charger and try.
An improperly routed belt can cause the engine to die when the blades are engaged. To check belt routing, lower the deck to its lowest setting and remove the belt guard by the drive pulley. Next, lift the belt over the pulley and remove the pins that support the deck at the rear.
Whenever the blade is engaged, it rotates on a crankshaft to cut the grass. But if there is interference in this rotation, the engine can overload and shut off or lose power. Check the crankshaft connection to see if it rotates freely. Inspect the connecting hardware for damage or rust.
Most problems that will cause a John Deere lawn mower to stall after 20 minutes occur due to the distribution and rate of flow in the fuel and air systems. If these systems are dirty or restricted, the mower will stall out and be difficult to restart.
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.
A low charge may not provide enough juice to engage the PTO. If you do hear the click, there is power going to it. There could be a problem with safety switches. On most newer model lawn mowers, the brake has to be disengaged or off for the blades to operate.
Being Overworked

One of the most common reasons that a lawn mower might stall while it is cutting grass is that it is being overworked. This is a mechanism that is intentionally incorporated into the mower to prevent the motor from being blown.

Dirty or Clogged Air Filter

The air filter cleans the air before it is drawn into the carburetor and when it does its job properly, may get clogged up with debris removed from the air. A clogged air filter may not allow a sufficient amount of air into the carburetor, reducing the power of the engine.

If your riding lawn mower engine dies when you release the brake, there`s a good chance the mower`s seat switch is broken or unplugged. The seat switch stops the engine when it doesn`t detect an operator sitting on the seat to prevent the mower from moving without a driver.
(1) The blades should always be turned on at full throttle if the mower has a electric P.T.O. switch.

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Need the pto to work on a 6300 john deere tractor we have changed the fuses and changed the sencer on the back can you help
ANSWER : If you have tried a new sensor and a new switch the the next step is to replace the pto solenoid valve.If that proves fruitless then the b.c.u.needs to be replaced or bypassed.The solenoid valve will cure your problem 90% of the time.If that does not work,let me know,i can tell you how to by-pass the b.c.u..

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John deere stx 30 pto wont engage
ANSWER : Check your fuse or for a broken wire( or shorted)

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The mower blades on my John Deere stx 38 lawn tractor will not engage. I just installed a new pto switch and when engaged the engine stops.
ANSWER : It sounds like the safety switch under seat is bad

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Weak fire out of coil wire – John Deere Pto Clutch For Stx38 And Stx46 Lawn Mowers
ANSWER : This can be due to a dirty flywheel, an improper gap between the flywheel and coil, or a coil that is failing, first check for rust or dirty build up on the flywheel, then check for proper gap, and if neither of those are the issue, replace the coil

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I am trying to find a new or second-hand bonnet for my john deer stx38. i live in the gippsland area. any suggestions?
ANSWER : I use www.greenpartstore.com

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Z425 zero turn turns over but won t crank – John Deere 48" 65Bushel Zero Turn Tractor Bagger
ANSWER : I would recommend that you check your fuel filter to see if it is dirty/clogged, check you spark plug to see if it is getting fire. Replace either if needed. If you are not getting spark there are only a few things that it could be, either a coil, pick up coil, or magneto.

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Looking for information on a John Deere tractor S/N CH0850S017329 and the current estimated value of this tractor with approximately 2,700 hours on it.
ANSWER : Can you please post the model number of the tractor? Thanks

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How do i replace a clutch on a JD 3020 tractor
ANSWER : Break it in half, then get with it.

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