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snapper pro express dies when blaes engage

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10-14-08, 07:23 AM   #1  
snapper pro express dies when blaes engage

When mower is running and I flip my switch to engage blades, the engine starts to stall out. When switch flips off, engine regains momentum

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10-14-08, 11:17 PM   #2  
Does the engine just die, or does it seem more like it is bogging and slowly dying? If it just shuts down,t hen I'd say you have a safety switch problem. If it bogs, it could be a carb problem or a problem with the deck components or something jammed in or wrapped around the blades making them hard to turn.

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10-15-08, 04:19 AM   #3  
It boggs. The blades start turning, but it starts to stall. I think it is the carb, but I'll verify all is OK with deck hardware.

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10-15-08, 09:41 AM   #4  
I'd check out the underside of the deck to be sure that you don't have vines, or wire or a rope wound around something binding the blades up.

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10-15-08, 10:21 AM   #5  
if you choke the carb while engaging the deck and it picks up RPM's that would point to the carb as the problem. lean mixture, partially clogged main jet....

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