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This sounds like the seat switch has either gone bad or is not connected properly. Remember you cannot jump over or avoid the seat switch. Check to insure the wiring is connected to the switch on the seat, if it is connected, I suggest replacing the switch.

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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.
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.
Afterfire occurs after the engine has been shut off. Common Causes of Afterfire: Shutting off the engine at high RPM, causing fuel to pump through the engine for ignition. Gasoline that contains alcohol has a tendency to ignite easier, which can cause afterfire.
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.
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.
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.

If your lawn mower starts, runs briefly, then dies these are the four most common reasons that`s happening: Dirty carburetor / clogged carburetor bowl. Old gasoline that has gone bad. Dirty or defective spark plugs.
It`s because your idling rpm is set to low. You can bump it up by adjusting the screw near your engine or you could take it to a mechanic to do it for you if your bike doesn`t seem to have one.
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.
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.

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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
ANSWER : Ask Husqy…

http://www.husqvarna.com/us/homeowner/support/

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GTH2254XP engine shuts off when brake disengaged
ANSWER : Replace the brake safety switch or jumper it to test it

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I let the clutch out and it dies.When in nutural,cant take foot off the clutch either.
ANSWER : Check your safety switches, seat, back up and clutch and deck

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Husqvarna instructions How do I find the engine serial number ?
ANSWER : The number should be on a sticker on side of the motor. If it’s a Briggs engine than it could also be on valve cover

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Mower jerks when going up an incline. – Husqvarna Riding Lawn Mower 46 Cut Kohler Yth21k46
ANSWER : Belt spilling

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Husky 435 chain brake is stuck in “locked” position with clutch cover off. How do I release the brake, so the cover will fit over the flywheel?
ANSWER : Hi, grab the cover in a vise in the same place the bar nuts tighten up to. Then pull the chainbrake lever back towards where the handle bar would normally be until it clicks and locks back. This will require a bit of force. Then refit the cover as normal. Hope this helps, regards Phil.

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Husqvarna 460 rancher saw- chain brake is tripped and locked; cannot replace cover How do I reset the chain brake?
ANSWER : Pull back on the chain brake, this will release it.

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Bad Clutch?? 455 rancher 20″ bar) I have owned it for two years and cut tons of fire wood with it. I recently replaced the oil pump. Yesterday I’m cutting oak like butter. Chain saw is cutting fine.. For no apparent reason it starts struggling to cut. I figure I hit something with the chain. I go to sharpen and notice that the clutch it’s red hot. I take it apart clean it up sharpen it up put it back together fire it up and start to cut. It starts to cut on angle and has no power?? runs fine revving it but will not cut?? What do you think?
ANSWER : Hi Before other checking change the spring of the clutch(2). best regards savumihai71

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