Mower Starts But Dies When Put in Gear

I have a Murray model 405000X8 13.5HP riding mower. It starts fine, but when I put it in gear to go forward or reverse it dies. It also dies when I turn the mower blade on. It sounds like a kill switch problem. Thanks for your help.

By Walt

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June 6, 20110 found this helpful

Our John Deere mower does this too. We charge the battery and away we go. Seems like it doesn't have enough umpf to do anything else but start. Try it, won't hurt.

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December 17, 20140 found this helpful

Michelle's answer sorted this problem for me. Many thanks

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July 18, 20160 found this helpful

When you engage the mower or the gears the engine rpm should go up if that does not happened it could be the governor or the speed advanced module,most likely the module

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August 3, 20160 found this helpful

I have a Murray model 46573x92 riding mower. It starts but dies when I put in gear

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October 11, 20160 found this helpful

My mower wae doing the same thing found the safety switch underneath seat was unplug plugged it in now everything a okay

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