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Craftsmans won't stay running


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05-06-07, 06:47 AM   #1  
Craftsmans won't stay running

i have a craftman model 9172772021 riding mower with a 16.5 h.p. kohler. every time i go to mow and let out on the brake it will die.like it runs out of gas

 
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05-06-07, 07:41 AM   #2  
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Sounds like your seat switch may be at fault.

 
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05-07-07, 05:50 AM   #3  
craftsman won't stay running

I have checked the seat switch still does the same thing

 
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05-07-07, 06:44 AM   #4  
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How did you check the seat switch. Sears site says your model number is not valid..?
I dont know of a test for the newer type seat switch. You can not just use a jumper.

 
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05-07-07, 09:27 PM   #5  
Read the 25th post in this thread: http://forum.doityourself.com/showthread.php?t=302786

It explains (in great length) the reason why the seat switch likely is the problem even though it checks out good.


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05-08-07, 05:26 PM   #6  
craftsman won't staying running

I got it working it was the relay thanks for everyones help

 
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05-09-07, 12:15 AM   #7  
Oh yeah...I forget that a lot of the AYP mowers with Kohlers have those 3 relays. Glad you got it fixed. Thanks for the update.


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