Question about Craftsman 17.5 hp 42 in. Deck Lawn Tractor - CA Model
CAN'T KEPT MOTOR RUNNING
There will be one under the seat and if you have to lift a lever to engage the blades there may be one under that
Posted on Dec 31, 2017
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
I do not believe there is a manual available to the public for troubleshooting, however, you have at least 3 switches to tell the mower to stop when blades are engaged or clutch pedal released.
mower engage switch
The pedal and mower lever switches are identical, and have two sides, one for starting, one for blades turning. One side can fail. The pedal switch is on the frame very close to the pivot point of the pedal/shaft. The mower switch will be under the dash close to the bottom of the lever.
1) Locate and inspect the switches for broken or pinch wires, switch housing, or loose mounting, and how each lever or pedal engages the swtich.
2) This is a picture of the wiring so that you can get a better idea of location.
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Posted on Nov 11, 2009
The safety switch is under the seat. It senses weight in the seat, and if it's not working properly, the engine will die when you let out the clutch. It's not always a bad switch - it could have simple come loose or the mounting may be broken or misadjusted. Or the connector to it could be loose, or the wire could have been pinched and broken, so check it all out before you replace the switch.
Posted on Aug 07, 2010
There are other safety switches as well. The electrical diagram shows (2) of the interlock switches (part no. 16 in diagram) in the electrical system. The location of the 2nd one could be on the transmission or the clutch/brake pedal. It could also be on the PTO system (blade actuator if you will). See if you can find the other switch on your unit. I have an LT1000 and have NOT looked for them. Here is an electrical diagram on your unit.
Posted on Aug 14, 2011
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