riding mower stalls

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Old 08-29-07, 07:27 AM
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Smile riding mower stalls

My riding mower stalls when I engauge the blades. Any sugestions? thank you. Bopesh
 
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Old 08-29-07, 03:35 PM
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Are you saying stalls like you turned the key off? Does it run fine until you engage the blades? Right now my guess would be something with a safety switch but that is just a guess. What type mower is this and can you provide some numbers, model, etc.....
 
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Old 08-30-07, 05:52 PM
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Faulty seat safety switch. Post back with the chassis ID numbers (most likely found on a tag under the seat) and I can provide you with the correct part number for such.
 
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Old 08-30-07, 07:12 PM
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That's pretty vague, can you give us more info? What kind of mower? Electric PTO, or manual PTO? Does it have a reverse operator safety switch? Your mower make and model will help us get a little more of an idea of what is wrong, rather than trying to guess.
 
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Smile riding mower stalls

Sorry, I should have given you more info. The mower is electric start.
Craftman Model 502 254131 Serial Number 113706110

It is a 30 in cut, 8 HP, 5 speed mower

It stalls when I engauge the Blade.

Thanks, Bopesh
 

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Old 08-31-07, 12:55 PM
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We still need to know if it dies the same way it does when you turn the key off. Does it shut off quickly or slowly, gasping for fuel.
 
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Old 08-31-07, 08:17 PM
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Thanks!

Ok, I looked up your mower electrical and it doesn't have a reverse mowing switch, so I'll go with Puey61 and say you have a bad seat switch, or bad connection at that switch.

This is assuming the engine just dies like it was switched off. If it dies a more slow death, as if it were struggling to keep running, then I'd suggest you have a problem with the PTO (siezed bearings in the mandrel, or jammed blade, etc...).
 
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