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Old 06-21-10, 06:41 AM
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I have an older White riding mower that we had trouble with the blade engaging switch, replaced it and now it'll start the blade at first but as soon as it hits resistance it stops and then will come on only sporatically. Does it sound like a wiring problem, amp problem, or what?
 
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Old 06-21-10, 07:43 AM
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Sounds more like a belt or spindle problem. Belt could be worn, wrong belt (too long), or routed wrong. Spindle bearings could be worn causing the spindles to wobble.
 
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Old 06-21-10, 08:34 AM
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It could be wiring. Check the two wires starting at the clutch for any damage or breaks. Check where the wires go into any connectors closely and also corrosion in any of the connectors.
 
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Old 06-21-10, 10:11 AM
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Originally Posted by Rebels75 View Post
I have an older White riding mower that we had trouble with the blade engaging switch, replaced it and now it'll start the blade at first but as soon as it hits resistance it stops and then will come on only sporatically. Does it sound like a wiring problem, amp problem, or what?
How old is the battery ??
The battery must be fully charged and the charging system working properly to maintain the switch operated clutch.
 
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The battery is 06 but the amp meter reads that it is completely charged.
 
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Old 06-21-10, 02:49 PM
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If it starts ok then the battery is likely ok, as well as the charging system.
Not familiar with white or older ones, and with no model numbers to go by.....
I would be betting on a wire hanging on by only a couple strands or bad connection in a connector.
 
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Ok, The mower blade will start running when I start it in the up position but as soon as I lower it, even on cement, it shuts off. Then when I raise it, it will go back on! Wiring problem, or loose belts????
 
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Sounds like a loose belt to me.
 
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check that something is possibly moving with the lowering and affecting the switch or wiring and breaking the connection
 
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