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    Engine dies when brake released or blades engaged

    Craftsman riding mower 15.5hp brigs engine starts fine when brake on but dies when brake released or also when i try to engage blades.

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    Re: Engine dies when brake released or blades engaged

    Either a bad seat switch, short in wiring going to seat switch, wire not firmly attached to seat switch, or for the few that have a relay attached someplace in the wiring for the seat switch, bad relay.
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