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  1. #1

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    JD LA 135 mower dies when mower is engaged.

    My la 135 tractor starts great. problem is when mower is engaged, tractor dies. replaced seat switch. still have the problem but noticed when tractor is moving forward in gear, it does not die when mower is engaged. Seems to be a switch problem of sorts. Don't know? appreciate any ideas or suggestions. thanks.

  2. #2

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    2010 simplicity broadmoor 46" deck 20hp vanguard

    Re: JD LA 135 mower dies when mower is engaged.

    have you checked by hand wire harness connection at PTO clutch?

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    Re: JD LA 135 mower dies when mower is engaged.

    Quote Originally Posted by mechanic mark View Post
    have you checked by hand wire harness connection at PTO clutch?
    no, I haven't. but I am going to. Thanks.

  4. #4

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    Re: JD LA 135 mower dies when mower is engaged.

    I found that when that occurs, itís usually a bad battery.

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    Re: JD LA 135 mower dies when mower is engaged.

    Your mower should have a reverse safety switch, usually on the tranny behind the right side wheel

    part number GY20157
    shown as 9 in this diagram https://partscatalog.deere.com/jdrc/...pgId/204101436.
    If you follow the seat switch wire down you should come across it.
    When it is working properly it shuts the mower down if the deck is engaged & you put the mower into reverse.
    I do not have the service manual for the LA series but I think from memory the reverse switch works through the relay shown as part 22 in the same diagram.

    If the link above does not work go to
    https://partscatalog.deere.com/jdrc/search
    And type "LA135" in the search box then navigate to the electrical system.

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