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I HAVE A 2003 CRAFTSMAN GARDEN TRACTOR. IT HAS A 23 HP KOHLER TWIN CYLINDER ENGINE. WHEN YOU ENGAGE THE MOWER THE BATTERY DISCHARGES. THE REGULATOR AND THE STATOR HAVE BEEN RECENTLY REPLACED. DO YOU KNOW WHAT THE PROBLEM IS? OTHERWISE THE BATTERY WILL START THE TRACTOR AS LONG AS YOU DON'T ENGAGE THE MOWER.

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You have a short related to the clutch or the clutch is shorted internally.
Check all your wiring related to the clutch. Ohm out the clutch.

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SOURCE: Repair Parts Manual / Book Service Garden Tractor

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Posted on Nov 25, 2008

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SOURCE: I have 16 hp Craftsman riding mower with a Kohler engine.

It may think you are in reverse and is killing the motor to keep you from backing up with the blade running. Look for switch that is telling it when you are in reverse, maybe it is stuck with grass or other debris. another possibility is that the blades are jammed and they are stalliing the motor. Mines stalls easily when cold.

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SOURCE: Craftsman DGS 6500 garden tractor won't engage

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There is a pin in the back by the hitch - make sure it is pushed in. If it is pushed in then check to see if there are any oil leaks under it.

Posted on Apr 10, 2009

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SOURCE: owners manual for a craftsman model 917255812 lawn tractor

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Posted on Apr 21, 2009

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I had the same problem so I looked under the mower and the belt that goes from the engine to the back of the mower was off so I pushed the clutch as far forward as I could and the belt went on it and it worked

Posted on Aug 09, 2009

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