Engine Craftsman garden tractor model 917.275285

deaconcharles917

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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
 

tom3

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

bertsmobile1

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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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