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Category: Small Engine
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Experience:  have worked on and around most engine models for 35 yrs./Polaris ATV expert
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Blades won't engage on John Deere riding lawn mower

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Blades won't engage on John Deere riding lawn mower
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Small Engine
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.
LA145? Clutch is under the transmission.
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.
DUh, under the engine!
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.
See if the wires to the clutch are in place.
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.
Do you have a voltmeter to check the switch?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Hey there . Hubby ran to town . Waiting for him to get back. We thought it was was loose wire but couldn't figure out which wire goes to the blade . And then he said that its cutting off when the mower is getting hot . It will engage the blades and cut for a few min and then just cut off . The engine stays on. Just the blade cut off
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Do not have a voltmeter
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.
If battery voltage drops below 12 volts the blade can drop out!
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
So what does that mean ? It's the battery ?
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.
Do you have any starting problems?
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.
How old is the battery?