uits immediately! What is the problems?
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It sounds like you have a safety switch bad. Check the seat switch first and then the brake switch. This should correct the issue.
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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.
Loss of power while working
If you feel loss of power while you are working with your Ride-On mower, this could be due to: Damaged belt tensioner which is tensioning the cutting deck belt. The belt connecting the cutting deck being damaged.
What`s happening? This is a normal function of the seat safety switch. With the blades engaged, weight from the operator allows the seat safety switch to keep the engine running.
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.
If a belt is not tensioned properly, it will ride too loose or too tight on the pulley. A belt that`s too loose on a pulley will cause slippage, which leads to heat build up from friction. This heat will damage your rubber belts and cause the belts to crack and break.
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 object or obstruction (such as an ant hill, clump of matted grass clippings or large tree branch) is jammed underneath the cutting deck or in the cutting deck drive system preventing the moving parts from engaging properly. Inspect for obstructions and carefully remove if necessary.
Braking Causes Car to Cut Out – Reasons
If the torque converter is broken, or if there is a low fluid level in the transmission, the converter will not do its job, and the car will be unable to maintain power at low speeds, which causes the engine to shut off.
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I have a Husqvarna YTH 2242 TDF Ride-on-mower/Yard Tractor.Have you ever come across a problem with driving after re-engaging the transmission?
I disengaged the transmission to push the tractor in my garage a few days ago.
Today I re-engaged the transmission. At first it wouldn’t reverse, then I repeated the operation and all was well…I thought.
I set off towards my lawn…up a small slope, and towards the top of the slope eased off on the forward drive pedal, while deciding which way to go, and the tractor slowed, and stopped. Then, to start moving forward again I pressed the forward drive pedal. But, the tractor had no forward drive…nor did it have any Brake pedal. There was just nothing ……and the tractor rolled back down the slope, quite quickly, gathering speed, backwards. Luckily it is not much of a slope and it came to rest on the flat again. When I tried the Forward drive to set off again, it worked…and the brake worked too. I thought I must simply have panicked somehow. So I set off again…and at the top of the slope, again paused…eased off on the forward drive……..and again the same thing happened. No forward drive, no brakes!
Has anyone encountered this problem before?
and …does the brake pedal operate on the transmission somehow, rather than on the road wheels?
Hello! There are two known faults with the Husqvarna YTH…# 1 is the drive belt slipping…The belts have a manufacturing defect, in that they are out of specification in length…After some usage slipping occurs…#2 is a brake recall which is described below…It refers to the 19.5 HP 42″ cut but the 46″ cut utilizes the same braking mechanism…Guru…saailerBrake Recall.
Husqvarna Lawn Tractor Recall: Parking Brake Failure
July 9, 2009
NAME OF PRODUCT: CRAFTSMAN LAWN TRACTORS
UNITS: ABOUT 8,200
MANUFACTURER: HUSQVARNA CONSUMER OUTDOOR PRODUCTS N.A. INC., OF AUGUSTA, GA.
HAZARD: The tractor’s parking brake may fail, which could result in a loss of control.
INCIDENTS/INJURIES: No incidents or injuries have been reported.
DESCRIPTION: The recalled Craftsman Power Lawn Tractor is gray, has a
19.5 horsepower engine, automatic drive and a 42 inch cutting deck. The
model and serial numbers can be found on a plate under the tractor’s
seat. The following model and serial numbers are included in this
Husqvarna lawn tractor recall.
MODELS CRAFTSMAN 917.289080, CRAFTSMAN 917.289081, Serial numbers, 012709A001000 THROUGH 031209D999999
SOLD BY: SEARS AND KMART STORES NATIONWIDE AND ON THE WEB AT
WWW.SEARS.COM (http://WWW.SEARS.COM) FROM JANUARY 2009 THROUGH APRIL
2009 FOR ABOUT $1,200.
MANUFACTURED IN: UNITED STATES
REMEDY: CONSUMERS SHOULD STOP USING THE RECALLED TRACTORS IMMEDIATELY
AND CONTACT SEARS FOR A FREE INSPECTION AT YOUR HOME AND, IF NECESSARY, A
FREE REPAIR OF THE PARKING BRAKE CABLE. SEARS IS DIRECTLY CONTACTING
CONSUMERS WHO PURCHASED THIS PRODUCT.
CONSUMER CONTACT: FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION, CONTACT SEARS AT (800)
978-7615 BETWEEN 9 A.M. AND 10 P.M. ET MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY, OR VISIT
SEAR’S WEB SITE AT WWW.SEARS.COM (http://WWW.SEARS.COM)
Husqvarna Model 136 chainsaw will only run for a short time with choke closed. Engine quits shortly after choke is opened.
Take apart the fueling system and carb. Something is blocking or gummed up. One thing that sometimes works is to remove air filter, rev the unit up, and place hand fully over the intake, and remove before unit stalls. This sometimes will clear the blockage.
Husqvarna lawn tractor stop running has battery power and gas. Was using at when it stoped. Is it switch or senorid switch.
Does the engine turn over when you turn the key. If it does then it is
mostly not getting fuel past the carb into the engine. If it does not turn over
then it could be the switch or solenoid but it could also be a problem in your
wiring system or a safety switch which is interrupting the ignition.
I’m having problems with my 223L when I cen get it started I have to run it with full choke once you open the choke it shuts down any help Please
Sounds like its getting fuel starved, look at fuel system and carb settings, may need a carb service.
Allis 5040 tractor Cannot engage pto when engine is running. PTO engagement lever does not work at all in Independent mode, but Synchronous mode works if engine started with synch mode engaged. Depression of foot clutch pedal has no effect in engagement or disengagement. Anyone have any ideas as to problem and parts needed?
I have the exact problem, have to start with PTO engaged?
My Husqvarna tractor is 3 years old and now leaking oil from the engine. Is it under warranty or is there any recalls. Thanks, Al Irelan
Husqvarna 125L quit running, it runs then shuts off
Check the gas line. The Husqvarna is having a problem gas additives causing the gas line to deteriorate and colapse.
What information can you tell me about a Husqvarna chainsaw model 61 with serial number 6136460. Does it indicate the year?
Most of the CDI modules have been superseded to part no# 544018401check with your local dealer to verify.