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  1. #1

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    Question problems with blade engaging??

    I have a craftsman model 917.273811. when i try to engage the cutting deck, it doesn't want to engage. after a few stiff kicks to the side of the deck, it engages but seems to stall down too easy when in tough grass. what can i look for???

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  3. #2

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    Re: problems with blade engaging??

    First check the belt. remember, your belt pulls on the edges. If that doesn't do it, I would check the idler pullies. One miight be locking up on you.
    good Luck.

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    Re: problems with blade engaging??

    the blade engagement cable is probably kinked or needs oil

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