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24 hp craftsman lawn tractor problems

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05-16-08, 03:57 PM   #1  
24 hp craftsman lawn tractor problems

Hi, i have a 24 hp craftsman 50in cut garden tractor. I have this problem, when i release the clutch/brake or try to start the mower blades the engine kills.. it doesn't die it stops running like it would if you turn the key off. I took of the clutch switch and the safety switch under the seat and brought them into sears and they said that they were good but they said to try a new relay so i replaced that and it still does the same thing.. any ideas?? thanx much.

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05-16-08, 04:03 PM   #2  
There is a safety switch inside of the seat safety switch plug connector, Make sure this connector is clean and pushed onto the seat switch tightly.

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05-17-08, 01:20 AM   #3  
Agreed...the seat switch connector isn't staying pushed up tight enough to the switch to activate the micro-switch in the connector itself.

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