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Mower blades engages but when I stop to empty grass they will not

DYT 4000 mows fine for 10 minutes and then blades will not re-engage after stopping blades and mower. Let sit for awhile and everything is fine. Cannot find any loose connections. Seat switch is ok for stopping engine but noticed that when I lifted the seat and the engine begin to stall, I could quickly push the seat down and the mower blades would engage each time I did this. However, they would not re-engage using the PTO switch but I can stand up and sit back down on seat and blades will re-engage. Could this be in seat safety switch?

John D.

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  • Dwain Pippen May 11, 2010

    You do know that anytime you get off the seat, the motor will die if you don't lock down the parking brake and the engine will die anytime you get off the seat with the blades engaged even if the brake is locked down.

  • peter michalik
    peter michalik Oct 10, 2013

    Thanks, the problem is that while i am off the seat and park brake on the blades are still active but if i pull out cutter switch the engine dies as it should

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Yes it is there is one under the seat & under the dash & there is also one connected to the clutch/ brake peddle which is more than likely the one giving you problems is the clutch/brake peddle switch

Posted on Jun 28, 2009

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