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Grass box is either not fitted correctly or the safety switch on the grass box is not fully depressed or working. This applies the safety brake to the blades, puts weight on the engine which overcomes the engine power and stops it from running. Disengage the blades and the engine picks up again. To test, take the wires off the safety switch and connect together to simulate an activated switch. If it then runs ok, you found the problem.

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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.
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.
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.
The most common reason for a surging lawn mower engine is a blockage in the fuel supply, but there are other possibilities: Bad gas. Bad spark plug. Dirty/faulty carburetor.
Top Reasons why your blades will not engage on your riding mower or tractor: 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.

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Cable on edgeguard broken – Scotts Company Scotts Lawns Edgeguard Deluxe Spreader
ANSWER : Www.scotts.com/smg/…/index.jsp?..

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Engine dies if i engage blades or take my foot off the brake
ANSWER : You likely need to replace the brake switch,the seat switch can also cause the same problem.Most likely problem is the seat switch,i would try that first.The pto or the reverse switch can cause a shut down but not until you try to mow,seat switch is the most suspect.

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Engine quits running at full throttle and hot
ANSWER : Sounds like coil but check oil

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Serviced my riding lawnmower runs great. but when I put in drive it dies out. Also when I engage blades it dies out. No problems last summer. It won,t stay running when I do these two steps
ANSWER : Probably the seat safety switch. If it’s not activated (from your weight on the seat) the engine is killed when you put it in gear, or engage the blades. Lift up the seat and check the switch – wires on tight? switch tightly mounted? You can take the switch out and tape it in the pushed-in position to test things. If that doesn’t let the mower run, the switch itself is probably bad, but it could also be a connector that knocked loose when you serviced the mower. Check wires and connectors. Good luck!

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I need parts for scotts precision flow model pf1
ANSWER : My Scotts Deluxe Edgeguard has broken. The cable that pulls the fertilizer feed door open (when you sqeeze the lever) has sheared off where the cable meets the body. Is there some way to obtain the part(s) I need? What about a repair manual so I can figure out what part(s) are required?

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I am another owner of the 24 hp. briggs and stratten ELS that has blew a rod out the side. How can I get help replacing this motor that has been such a terrible problem
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My Scotts 3000 spreader has a spring that closes the drop chute and it has broken. Is there a replacement spring available?
ANSWER : You can use almost any spring with the same or close tension. Lowes and Home-Depot carry an assortment of springs.

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I have an older scotts drop spreader, called a precision flow control model and do not know what settings to use with the Scotts turf builder I have purchased.
ANSWER : Hi,
The best way is to just place a small amount… like 5 lb in the hopper…start with it barely open and see how far you get,,, then compute from there what you need…
The settings they give you are guesamates at best and are often set to place too much… why not??? they are selling you a product!!

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