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blades wont engage

by Manage My Life
April 22nd, 2013

sears craftsman mower
model # 917.287071
when you raise the lever to engage blades the mower dies
there is a switch inside the canopy under the lever that looks like a brake light switch is this the problem

Craftsman , Lawn Mowers
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I can appreciate your concern over the fact that you're not able to engage your mower blades.  The PTO switch could be a factor in that if you pull it out and the tractor dies, it's likely the PTO switch.  I have located a link that will discuss your situation in more detail. 

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to view the link.  Though this link discusses a different model number,

the mechanics are likely going to be very similar.Keep in mind that an expert will be responding within the next two business days if not sooner and will likely offer you more information and instruction.  If you feel you would need further assistance,  or if you feel like you would be more comfortable having an expert resolve your issue, I would strongly recommend Sears Home Service.com. 

Click here

to open to their page for home service.  I hope this will help you and have a nice day.
by Manage My Life
April 22nd, 2013
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