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You either need a seat switch or a park brake switch.
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This could be caused by not enough air getting into the system, not enough fuel getting into the system, or the fuel/air mix not burning well enough once it gets into the cylinder. It`s probably a clogged air filter. Could also be a clogged fuel filter or a bad spark plug.
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 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.
If either of them are failing, they can both whine or cause a rotational noise, and they put additional drag on the engine while the clutch pedal is pressed, potentially causing the stalling you are experiencing. In both cases, the transmission (or engine) must be removed to repair this.
Clutch pedals in manual cars stay on the floor if there`s a failed clutch release bearing, slave cylinder, clutch master cylinder, or clutch linkage.
A full gas tank and oil reservoir are the essential first steps when checking why the lawn mower won`t stay running, but the problem could also be a dirty filter, clogged carburetor, improper fuel mixture, or a dirty spark plug.
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.
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.
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.
The clutch master cylinder may be leaking internally. When this happens, and you step on the clutch pedal while in gear, the seals in the master cylinder slowly leak so the hydraulic pressure slowly releases the clutch so that the engine stalls when the clutch engages.
Tractor may be starving for fuel
The fuel tank can develop a vacuum. This could cause fuel to stop running to the engine – causing it to stall. If this is the case, give it an hour or two, and the tank pressure will reset and equalize. Then the tractor will run again.
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Depress clutch, start mower, let out on clutch mower dies. Will run if parking brake is set. Turn blade on dies, put in gear dies. Could it be the switch on the seat?
Almost certainly it is the park break switch,i would start there.
The oil will not drain out of my craftsman 18 HP Briggs & Straton riding lawn mower. I unplug the drain cap. I took the dipstick out, but the oil will not drain out. The dipstick indicates the oil is full. It’s acting as if the oil is clogged. It’s been sitting since last summer. How can I get the oil out?
Did you push in and turn the little pipe you took the cap off of to open it???
Craftman riding mower quit, ran one side of deck into a dirt bank. No power, the fuse is behind dash, my gas tank is there. Do i remove it?
I unhooked my wiring harness from frame so you can get to the fuse. The gas tank shouldn’t be that to remove. 4 bolts and the gas line.
I have problem with pulles an my craftsman 17 hp 42in
YOU MUST USE SEARS BELTS ! THERE A ODD SIZE
How do I remove electric clutch pulley on Craftsman 917.257720 lawn tractor?
If i’m not mistaken there should be a bolt in the center of the clutch that screws to the crankshaft remove top cover and have someone hold a wrench or socket on the top nut while another unscrews the bolt running through the clutch (righty tighty lefty loosey) may need to unbolt the steel rod that keeps the clutch housing from spinning. also dont forget to unplug the wires hope this helps
Starts but when clutch is released it dies. Have replaced the interlock switch but it didn’t help
There is another switch on the blade engagement arm,, they work in tandem,, it could be this switch is the culprit
Need to replace a clutch cable
I need a picture or explanation, how does the clutch spring attach
Starts with a jump dies when i release the clutch
Check the safety switches