Craftsman sit down mower cuts off

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Old 02-24-14, 11:16 AM
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Craftsman sit down mower cuts off

I've been working on a 40 or 42 inch cut craftsman sit down mower, it had no spark. I changed the switch under the seat, then the ignition block, finally the coil. After the coil the engired fired up and runs fine. My new problem?

When I take my foot off the clutch pedal, to try and put it into a gear, OR, if I try to engage the blades, the engine wants to cut off. Also, the engine is supposed to cut off when I stand up off my seat but it does not.

Not sure if I put anything back in incorrectly, but there isn't much you can make a mistake with regarding the seat switch, or the coil. Unless the wires on the ignition block are crossed?

Look forward to some suggestions om what to try next. Thanks!
 
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Old 02-24-14, 10:03 PM
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Did you change the seat switch, or bypass it? If you changed it, try pushing the connector on tighter. It sounds to me like the seat switch has been bypassed or the micro switch inside the connector that tells it if it's plugged in or not isn't activated.
 
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