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    Craftsman garden tractor model 917.275285

    I can start the tractor by pushing in the clutch and using the ignition switch. as soon as i let out the clutch the motor shuts off. i have replaced the interlock switch and the PTO switch--no luck. any ideas? :(

    Thank yoou in advance

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    Re: Craftsman garden tractor model 917.275285

    Is that interlock switch the seat switch? Check that one if not.

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    Re: Craftsman garden tractor model 917.275285

    Interlock switch ?
    you have a seat switch
    You have a brake switch
    You have a PTO switch

    The brake switch is working because you can start the mower with the brake on.
    So I would be looking at the PTO switch.

    Can you engage the blades with the engine running if you keep your foot on the brake ?
    If the engine stops or the PTO does not engage ( Electric PTO ) then the seat switch , or the wires to or from it are bad.

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