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06-03-16, 04:04 AM   #1  
Craftsman rider

I have a lt1000 with a 17.5 I/C. Starts fine,runs up to full speed and when I engage the blades the RPM's go way down. I do notice the throttle mechanism opens all the way but the RPM's stay down.when I shut the blades off the govener kicks back in and I can rev the motor.

 
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06-03-16, 04:40 AM   #2  
I suppose you've already checked the underside of the Deck for solidified grass clippings that could be clogging the blades ?

 
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06-03-16, 05:08 AM   #3  
If you can't find anything bogging the mower down next I would check the governor and it's linkage.

 
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06-03-16, 06:21 AM   #4  
Bad spindle?
Disconnect the blade belt, lift the front of the mower and spin the mower blades, they should spin freely and not make any noise.

 
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06-04-16, 05:18 AM   #5  
Thanks I'll give all these a shot.

 
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06-05-16, 08:04 AM   #6  
Also may not have enough fuel, takes more fuel under load than idling.

 
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