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Starter relay switch may be out or one of these safty brake swich seat switch

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There may be old or bad fuel in the carburetor float bowl. 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 prevent the engine from starting. If the carburetor is clogged, try cleaning it with carburetor cleaner.
A dirty carburetor is one of the most common causes for a lawn mower not being able to start after sitting unused for months or years at a time.
Your lawn mower turning over but not starting due to several reasons, such as a faulty or disconnected plug, a disconnected spark plug wire, a clogged air filter, or a contaminated fuel tank. A faulty carburetor, a dirty cutting deck, or a dysfunctional flywheel brake can also cause this.
An airlock is one of the common causes why your mower won`t start after running out of fuel. An Airlock occurs when air replaces fuel in the fuel lines. As you refill your fuel tank, you could push the air towards your mower`s carburetor, which keeps the new fuel from reaching the engine.
If a mower is hard to start, it may be the result of a dirty carburetor and/or a clogged air filter. Use a screwdriver to remove the carburetor and clean any dirt out of it with a rag. Clean the air filter or replace it if it`s disposable.
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.
On our current style riding mowers, the fuse will either be: A) Under the hood, behind the steering dash panel. B) Underneath and behind the battery, located beneath the seat. Note: The battery may need to be removed for access to this fuse block.

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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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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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This is a cub cadet zero turn 2007 model

The problem: electronics will not engage.

The unit was mowing and running when I moved to another location and started the mower it started fine.

Unloaded and went to engage the blades but they would not engage. Got off the machine to check things out belts etc. were OK got back on the machine and it wouldn’t start even the hour meter failed to light up.

Battery is fully charged, I can take a screw driver and “jump” the leads at the seleniod and get the engine to turn over, but not start.

I just need to know where to start looking for the problem. I though about hard wiring the safety switches starting with the seat.

ANSWER : Have you tried moving your brake lever around, if it do,s not make contact with the saftey switch nothing will operate

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I have a cub cadet 2165 I just put in a new battery and it is slow turning over any ideas?
ANSWER : If battery is good and everything is hooked up right. Most likely could be the pto clutch bearing. Not the bearing on the pulley but on the clutch inside. Had the same problem, took the spark plugs out got it free. Turned over easy with plugs out, Started right up after and then burned up my bearing. Don’t burn up bearing. If do field assy. For that is 200$ if you can get away with just that. Otherwise 350-400$ for full assy.

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Where is the fuse – Cub Cadet LTX 1042 KW 42" 18HP Kawasaki Lawn Tractor – 13WG93AS010
ANSWER : Behind the dash panel at top of dash there is only one fuse

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Cub cadet 1050 changed oil now its wants me to change oil again and it smokes really bad now to much oil or too little
ANSWER : The 1050 holds 57.5 oz slightly less than 2 qts 64 oz. the filler stick is marked. shiould be over the add mark not over the full mark

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How to speed up reverse – Cub Cadet Op's Manual Model Lt1042 Lt1045 Lt1046 Lt1050
ANSWER : Only way is to change pulley size on pump / has built in gear

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