Mower Deck Clutch


Old 07-21-05, 10:39 AM
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Mower Deck Clutch

I have a Craftsman Commander Riding lawn mower with a 15.5 HP engine. When I engage the mower deck, it shuts down the engine. I can turn the blades by hand but they seem stiff. I can't find any seized pulleys, but since there is only me I can't watch the deck clutch while engageing to see what it's doing
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Old 07-21-05, 11:00 AM
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Most likely is a safety switch cutting out the ciruit. Usually I think the seat switch is the culprit but sometimes there is a reverse switch that may cause it also.
Old 07-21-05, 04:02 PM
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Thanks, thats what my Dad told me to check, also. I would have looked in the owners manual, but I bought it used and don't have one. Sears has been reluctant to send one
Old 07-21-05, 05:43 PM
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Some online literature is available. Perhaps owners manuals and parts listings and any accessories.
If you can locate the model #.
Old 07-21-05, 11:45 PM
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I agree, make sure the seat switch connector is pushed on tight.

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