ked until another seemingly random time as above.

Now, deck will engage for a second and shut off.

20A fuse was crispy but deck would still briefly engage. Changed fuse, deck won’t stay engaged.

Seat hinges are cracking away from the thin sheet metal of the tractor slightly (affecting seat safety switch?).

Tractor regularly needs jump started. Battery replaced. Still needs jumped.

I have no idea where safety switches are located to check wiring.
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Experienced gardeners share their insights in answering this question :
Repair the seat first remove seat and reinforce metal use metal plate on top and washers on bottom or reverse make sure seat is secure so that u do not loose the ground contact on safety switch their is also a safety switch on shifter lever and brake pedal check them for rust and a tight contact

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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.
The pulleys in your lawn tractor are driven by the drive belt, and turn the spindles. If a pulley doesn`t spin freely, it can cause the engine to die when the blades are engaged. To check the pulleys for sticking and damage, first remove the drive belt from the engine pulley and lift the lever to engage the blades.
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.
The blades and/or spindles could be worn or out of balance. There may be bent, damaged, or disconnected deck hangers that would require service.
A Dirty Carburetor Can Cause a Lawnmower To Start Then Die

By far, the most common issue that causes a stalled motor is a dirty carburetor. The carburetor on your engine is the thing that draws in air and mixes it with the fuel. Contrary to what the movies might make you think, gasoline itself is not very flammable.

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.
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.

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.
the blade drive belt may be worn or broken and unable to engage the blades. you can install a new drive belt to solve the problem. the cable that controls the manual clutch could be damaged or misaligned as well or its tension spring could be broken realigning or replacing the cable with a new one should resolve.
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.

If your lawnmower starts up but then dies in the middle of mowing your lawn, you could have a bad spark plug. The spark plug works with the ignition coil to create a timed spark in the cylinder, causing combustion. The spark plug is really a very simple device.

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Fuse location where is the fuse???
ANSWER : BEHIND THE DASH NEAR SWITCH

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I have a Cub Cadet 2135 mower deck issue:

Started OCCASIONALLY shutting off on turns and down slopes. Turned the switch off then on and it worked until another seemingly random time as above.

Now, deck will engage for a second and shut off.

20A fuse was crispy but deck would still briefly engage. Changed fuse, deck won’t stay engaged.

Seat hinges are cracking away from the thin sheet metal of the tractor slightly (affecting seat safety switch?).

Tractor regularly needs jump started. Battery replaced. Still needs jumped.

I have no idea where safety switches are located to check wiring.

ANSWER : Repair the seat first remove seat and reinforce metal use metal plate on top and washers on bottom or reverse make sure seat is secure so that u do not loose the ground contact on safety switch their is also a safety switch on shifter lever and brake pedal check them for rust and a tight contact

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I just put new battery in will not start is it fuse ? if so where is it located
ANSWER : The fuse is close to the starter solinoid about center above the battery.Follow the battery cables to it.Probably tucked in under the lip. Dont forget it will not turn over without the parking brake on.Also you cant fold the levers in without turning the parking brake off.

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How do I wire the starter solenoid for my 2005 Cub Cadet RZT 50…?
ANSWER :

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My cub cadet won’t start just clicks ,i changed the fuse and tryed to jump start it no luck what do i do now?
ANSWER : Check your soleniod.

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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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I have a cub cadet mower 2166, It wont start it keeps blowing the red wire fuse, I thought it was the battery so I bought a new one and cleaned the cables and ground wires, and I didnt see any loose or broken wires. as soon as you turn the key on it blows fuses please help
ANSWER : Hi,
There is a wire shorted to ground (metal) somewhere…check all the wiring for a bare spot somewhere… this is causing the short…repalce the wire and you will be good…
finding the bad spot is the hard part…

heatman101

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Cub Cadet zero turn:Engine starts and runs about 5 seconds before blowing 20 amp fuse.
ANSWER : You may have a faulty voltage regualtor that is blowing fuse. Have you tried a fuse that is 5 more amps?

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