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Craftsman Riding Mower Dies When Clutch Engaged

My Craftsman riding mower runs, but when you push the clutch in, the motor dies. What is the cause?

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August 11, 20170 found this helpful

The operator presence switch is under the seat. It prevents the mower from running if no one is sitting on it. It may be malfunctioning or disconnected.

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August 11, 20170 found this helpful

Sears has a very good service center and usually are very helpful with support questions.
Try contacting your local center (Google Sears service center with your zip code) and give them a call.

here is a link that has some suggestions.

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https://www.sho … uestions/1079116

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August 11, 20170 found this helpful

Lots of suggestions on the forum below. Hope that can help you.

There is a safety feature where if you get off the seat, the switch under the seat will kill the engine or stop the blades.

Some even pulled the sensors off if it's malfunctioning (which is not recommended though)

Reference: http://www.ssbt … awn&msg=5576

Good luck!

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