John Deer Mower Won't Stay Running

I have a John Deere 1500 series lawn mower. I can get it to start but as soon as I start the blades it cuts off. Does anyone know why? I have already checked to see if there is something caught in the blades.

By jenniferneal0927

Showing: Answers Sort: Relevance

My husband's guess is the PTO switch has a short in it. You may need to replace the switch.

ReplyWas this helpful?Helpful? Yes

There are a lot of safety switches. For example when my John Deere is running and I get off the seat the mower automatically stops. I would check to make sure all the saftey connections are connected.

ReplyWas this helpful?Helpful? Yes

My husbands guess is to check to make sure the belts are on the pulleys...ot , as the previous person said, the PTO switch.

ReplyWas this helpful?Helpful? Yes

Usually there' a bad safety switch causing the problem. These are usually gray in color and look like a push button. Like the one you can easily see under the seat. Also a bad PTO switch will do this. There even a safety switch attached to the transmission on a JD tractor! See the loose wire?

ReplyWas this helpful?Helpful? Yes

In This Article
Starting a Lawnmower
Lawn Mower Won't Stay Running
Home and Garden Repair Machines Lawn MowersMay 26, 2009
More to Explore
ThriftyFun on Facebook
ThriftyFun on Pinterest
Enter a Contest
Free Newsletters
Ask a Question
Share a Post
Related Guides
Riding Mower
Riding Mower Running Rough
Man Fixing Mower
Mower Won't Start
Man tinkering with a riding mower.
Riding Lawn Mower Won't Start
Fawn (Baby Deer) standing in the grass.
Fawn (Baby Deer) Information and Photos
© 1997-2016 by Cumuli, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Published by . Page generated on May 23, 2016 at 6:03:09 PM on in 379 msecs. Use of this web site constitutes acceptance of ThriftyFun's Disclaimer and Privacy Policy. If you have any problems or suggestions feel free to Contact Us.
To Top
Loading Something Awesome!