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I have a craftsman 26 hp garden tractor with a 48" deck and every time i try to run the mower deck it put a very big strain on the engine, I put a new clutch on it and it still does the same thing??? Eric???
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Eric, have you turned all the blades and spindles manually . to see if there is any binding? the pulleys and idlers all need to be free and should turn easily. Any binding in the bearings or a bent shaft can add a huge load to the engine. If all the deck checks out, could the engine be starving for fuel, when you need the extra horsepower? Check the fuel filter and supply from tank to be sure that you have adequate fuel. Let me know. Thanks.
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Customer reply replied 8 years ago
checked all spindle manually put new fuel filter on and made sure fuel pump was working,everything checked out ok!. got looking further into it and found that one of the coil pack was bad, it would run okay but when the mower deck was engaged it would lose power, just not enough spark. Thanks for your info' Eric!!!!
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