Murray lawn tractor: dies when clutch is let out

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Old 07-10-15, 07:37 PM
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Murray lawn tractor: dies when clutch is let out

Hello,

I have a Murray lawn tractor, model 425001x8B.

It dies when I let the clutch out.

Checked the 3 switches for continuity. All 3 check out.

I have removed and re-installed the switches multiple times, with no luck. Then, once, it kept running when I let the clutch out (so I cut the grass). The next day, it was back to dying when the clutch was let out.
If I keep the clutch/brake switch depressed by hand, the clutch can be let out.

It seems the PTO and clutch/brake switches don't seat terribly firmly in their respective slots (which are cut right in to the frame).

Would appreciate any help.

I have found two available switches, but would like to get help before ordering 2 switches.

Thanks in advance.
 
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Old 07-10-15, 08:41 PM
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That is usually a seat switch problem. Often it's a problem with it not plugging on tight enough to activate the micro switch in the connector (if your model has that).
 
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Old 07-10-15, 09:50 PM
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The seat switch appears to be connected properly. Not sure how else to seat it. Any ideas?
 
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Old 07-12-15, 12:35 AM
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Plug it in and check continuity open/close by sticking the probes in the back o fthe connector.
 
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