craftsman dlt riding mower won't stay running

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Old 06-28-10, 05:32 PM
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Question craftsman dlt riding mower won't stay running

Just replaced the battery, however starts fine now.
However, when I engage the blades, or take my foot off the clutch the engine dies.
 
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Old 06-28-10, 06:22 PM
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sounds like the seat safety switch. It thinks the seat is empty so blades in or clutch out kills the engine.
 
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Old 06-28-10, 06:41 PM
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Red face

that makes sense, the seat was pushed up and it rained. Is this a fuse issue, or an actual switch
 
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Old 06-28-10, 08:50 PM
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likely a switch. look under seat for wires. Depends on who made it could be switch with 2 wires or one wire on a insulated metal tang that touches metal when off seat. Normally if wires are off then it would not function. If wires joined together then it would always kill
 
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Old 06-30-10, 06:03 PM
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Talking I am back to riding my mower

well, it was the plug under the seat. We unplugged it, allowed it to sit for a bit, replugged it, and were off and running.

thank you so very much:Beer 4U2
 
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