I wait about ten Minutes I can start cutting again but for only 2 to 3 minutes. I bypassed the seat switch already and it still does the same thing.
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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 your lawn mower starts, runs for a while, then dies, check the ignition coil, gas cap, and spark plug. One or more of these parts could be causing your problem. Follow our repair and symptom guide to help you fix this.
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.
The spark plugs are worn or damaged

If you find that your lawnmower keeps dying, or keeps stalling while cutting grass, then inspect the spark plugs. Look for signs of damage or wear. Something as simple as a cracked porcelain insulator can mean an electrode has been damaged or burned away.

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.
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.
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If the tank is sealed, the fuel becomes air locked, and the mower stalls. This typically happens after a short period between ten and thirty minutes and also depends on factors like weather and gas tank fuel level.

Why would the cutting belt chirp or squeak when the cutting deck is first engaged? These belts are designed to suddenly grasp several pulleys and quickly get them up to a high RPM quickly. A short chirp or squeak is normal, especially when related components are new.
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.
If the mowing deck is engaged and the unit is in reverse, the mower will shut down as part of a safety feature.
Mower blades are spinning 4000 RPMs. An unbalanced blade spinning that fast will cause a significant amount of vibration, which will put stress on yout blade shaft, spindle, and even the engine.

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I have a Craftsman FS5500 48″ lawn mower. The PTO makes a noise (squeak) for a second when I pull up on the red blade engage knob. The blades do not engage. PTO does not turn. When I push the red button down to disengage there is a brief squeak from the PTO.

It worked well the past month then a little problem 2 weeks ago. It seemed to disengage after mowing a while. Then after sitting for 15 minutes the blades would engage. I used it earlier this week and the PTO won’t turn at all.

Just purchased from the last and original owner a month ago. He said the oil would need to be changed this summer. Could that be part of the problem? Engine runs great!

Also, I need an owners manual, not able to find from the previous owner.

Thanks

ANSWER : Hi,The problem is probably in the button that you pull and push to engaged and disengage the PTO… If you wiggle the button or try to pull it slowly, you may find a spot where it will work. But the button has gone bad and will need to be replaced.If you are comfortable with wiring, you could jumper the wires and getting it working, but it would be a very temporary and possibly dangerous fix…

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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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I started the mower but the blades will not turn. I shut it off and was able to manually turn the blades by hand. I also was able to turn the belt wheel under the engine and have it turn the blades. With it running and me on the seat, they don’t turn. With it running; brake engaged; and I pull the mower switch to engage them, the mower wants to die. Two questions: Is there a swtich on the seat to insure the blades can not turn while no one is on the seat? Is there a key between the belt wheel and the PTO shaft that needs to be replaced? Thank you.
ANSWER : Most all riders have a safety seat switch now and they do malfuction alot. They are under the seat and are ez to replace most of the time. First look for a wire that is grounding due to rubbing a sharp object. That can be fixed with black tape

Good luck!!!

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The oil pressure light comes on when i idle down the engine and one time it shut down and would not start back i let it sit for several hours and it started back and is running fine but the oil light still comes on when i idle it down
ANSWER : So, tell me have you checked your oil level? that would be the first thing to do then check your oil pressure switch and /connections

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YTH150, 15 Kohler engine will not turn over, battery fully charged, starter is ok. Any ideas?
ANSWER : Here we go on the positive(red) lead on the battery there is an in-line fuse you can either follow it from the battery to the starter or from the starter to the battery. The other causes may be that the PTO is not fully disengaged, or the seat safety switch is not working( which you can bypass by taping them together). Hope This Helped Tim

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Have a cub cadet GT 1554. When I engage the pto, it shuts the engine down. Could pto need replacing?
ANSWER : Probably spindles bad, or something wrapped around blades or belt

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While cutting grass the pto clutch cuts off, i have to push switch in and back out to restart blades. I have replaced the switch and pto clutch
ANSWER : Pto kicks in and out while mowing was wondering if its electrical or something else i have a jd 420

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With blades engaged and after cutting for about 2-3 minutes the engine tries to shut off so I have to disengage pto to keep engine running. If I wait about ten Minutes I can start cutting again but for only 2 to 3 minutes. I bypassed the seat switch already and it still does the same thing.
ANSWER : A bearing is siezing up when it gets hot,check spindles for heat and replace bad one

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