t is left behind. Mower is only a few years old with 100 hours on it.
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If this started after the blades where replace make sure you have the right blades zero turn and reg mowers have different blades then check the bearings on the blade mandrels then last is to check for a rotted out deck with the belt tension pulling the blades apart

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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.
To engage the blades, be sure that your throttle or choke is in the rabbit position. Then, push the PTO or blade engage lever forward into the on position.
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.
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.
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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.
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.
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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When engaging the blades, the mower dies! why? how can we fix it? mower is only one year old.
ANSWER : Get the carburator cleaned there is dirt in it

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

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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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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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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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I have a cub cadet rzt50 mower…Need to replace a tire
ANSWER : There is a thru bolt, and inside and outside bushing, and center sleeve. Remove those to remove the wheel. Obviously support the frame on a jack. Most tires can be removed using a slight soapy solution and 2 smooth screwdrivers. Replacement, use a soapy solution around the bead, and using only hand pressure put the tire back on. Use a cinch strap around the center of the tire to help keep the tire beads against the rim and air it back up.

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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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My cub cadet has an hour glass flashing where the number of hours used. My mower is moving very slowly so i think it may be ther battery. i just had it services last week
ANSWER : The hour glass flashing is normal it tells you the hour meter is counting run time, if you just had it serviced last week and now it is moving slowly you may need to check the hrdrostatic fluid level or better yet take it back to the shop that serviced it and have them correct it.

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