Murray riding mower won't stay running with blades engaged.


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Old 09-17-13, 01:03 PM
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Murray riding mower won't stay running with blades engaged.

It will crank and run until I engage the blades. Any ideas?
 
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Old 09-17-13, 01:06 PM
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Safety switch on blade engage lever.
And/or
Seat safety switch.
 
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Old 09-17-13, 01:10 PM
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I will check those. It will cut grass for about ten feet then slowly dies.
 
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Old 09-17-13, 01:21 PM
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Go back to the thread, all the way near the bottom and check this message.
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Old 09-17-13, 06:09 PM
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The "slowly dies" part makes me think you have a fuel problem. Check flow to the carb. If good, see if the carb needs cleaning.
 
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Old 09-17-13, 07:54 PM
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Remove the cap to the fuel tank and try it again to rule out a fuel tank ventilation problem. Perhaps the ventilation is not fully clogged and allows an idle operation but the increased fuel demand of the blades is too much for it. Anyway, easy check. Good luck.
 
 

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