Craftsman Lawnmower idles fine but dies when engaged

Reply

  #1  
Old 10-12-07, 06:59 AM
Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 1
Craftsman Lawnmower idles fine but dies when engaged

I have a craftsman lawnmower 917.270662 which cranks and idles fine. However, when you engage the blade or the drivetrain it dies. Is it the individual switches? Or a central cut off? Can it be bypassed to check?
 
Sponsored Links
  #2  
Old 10-12-07, 05:24 PM
oldchevy4x4's Avatar
Member
Join Date: May 2007
Location: TN
Posts: 96
The fact that it's cutting off with the PTO as well as the clutch would point towards the seat safety switch, I'd start there.
 
  #3  
Old 10-12-07, 11:29 PM
cheese's Avatar
Forum Topic Moderator
Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: USA
Posts: 16,820
I'll second that...

seat switch.
 
  #4  
Old 10-14-07, 06:23 PM
Square Head's Avatar
Member
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Winnipeg MB, Canada.
Posts: 188
Sounds good.
I'll make it unanimous.
 
  #5  
Old 10-15-07, 02:10 AM
puey61's Avatar
Member
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Upstate New York
Posts: 3,224
Any update Apexman? Was it the seat switch, like all others, and myself, believe it to be?
 
Reply

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Display Modes