Small Engine

Small Engine Troubleshooting Problems? Ask a Mechanic Now.

Ask an Expert,
Get an Answer ASAP!

Blades won't engage on John Deere riding lawn mower

Customer Question
Blades won't engage on John Deere riding lawn mower
Submitted: 3 years ago.Category: Small Engine
Ask Your Own Small Engine Question
Answered in 51 minutes by:
6/30/2015
Technician: Curtis B., Technician replied 3 years ago
Curtis B.
Curtis B., Technician
Category: Small Engine
Satisfied Customers: 15,342
Experience: have worked on and around most engine models for 35 yrs./Polaris ATV expert
Verified
LA145? Clutch is under the transmission.
Ask Your Own Small Engine Question
Technician: Curtis B., Technician replied 3 years ago
DUh, under the engine!
Ask Your Own Small Engine Question
Technician: Curtis B., Technician replied 3 years ago
See if the wires to the clutch are in place.
Ask Your Own Small Engine Question
Technician: Curtis B., Technician replied 3 years ago
Do you have a voltmeter to check the switch?
Ask Your Own Small Engine Question
Customer reply replied 3 years 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 reply replied 3 years ago
Do not have a voltmeter
Technician: Curtis B., Technician replied 3 years ago
If battery voltage drops below 12 volts the blade can drop out!
Ask Your Own Small Engine Question
Customer reply replied 3 years ago
So what does that mean ? It's the battery ?
Technician: Curtis B., Technician replied 3 years ago
Do you have any starting problems?
Ask Your Own Small Engine Question
Technician: Curtis B., Technician replied 3 years ago
How old is the battery?
Ask Your Own Small Engine Question
Was this answer helpful?

How JustAnswer works

step-image
Describe your issueThe assistant will guide you
step-image
Chat 1:1 with a technicianLicensed Experts are available 24/7
step-image
100% satisfaction guaranteeGet all the answers you need
Ask Curtis B. Your Own Question
Curtis B.
Curtis B.
Curtis B., Technician
Category: Small Engine
Satisfied Customers: 15,342
15,342 Satisfied Customers
Experience: have worked on and around most engine models for 35 yrs./Polaris ATV expert

Curtis B. is online now

A new question is answered every 9 seconds

How JustAnswer works:

  • Ask an ExpertExperts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional AnswerVia email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction GuaranteeRate the answer you receive.

JustAnswer in the News:

Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.

What Customers are Saying:

You did one super job of explaining to me everything there is to know about this fridge. I'm looking forward to asking you questions in the future.

JimmyBagley, IA

Wonderful service, prompt, efficient, and accurate. Couldn't have asked for more. I cannot thank you enough for your help.

Mary C.Freshfield, Liverpool, UK

This expert is wonderful. They truly know what they are talking about, and they actually care about you. They really helped put my nerves at ease. Thank you so much!!!!

AlexLos Angeles, CA

Thank you for all your help. It is nice to know that this service is here for people like myself, who need answers fast and are not sure who to consult.

GPHesperia, CA

I couldn't be more satisfied! This is the site I will always come to when I need a second opinion.

JustinKernersville, NC

Just let me say that this encounter has been entirely professional and most helpful. I liked that I could ask additional questions and get answered in a very short turn around.

EstherWoodstock, NY

Thank you so much for taking your time and knowledge to support my concerns. Not only did you answer my questions, you even took it a step further with replying with more pertinent information I needed to know.

RobinElkton, Maryland

< Previous | Next >

Meet the Experts:

Curtis B.

Curtis B.

Technician

15,342 satisfied customers

have worked on and around most engine models for 35 yrs./Polaris ATV expert

Rick

Rick

Factory Authorized Trainer

4,218 satisfied customers

Outdoor Power Equipment technical trainer since 1990, covering eight states.

Jon K.

Jon K.

Small Engine Diagnostic Expert

2,995 satisfied customers

Gold certified Stihl tech, Service Manager for a rental/repair shop.Certified in most small engines

James W

James W

Small Engine Troubleshooting Expert

2,986 satisfied customers

7 years as Mechanic & Parts Manager for Brother who has Owned Lawn & Garden Repair shop for 35 years

Vince O.

Vince O.

Small Engine Technician

2,927 satisfied customers

Over 30 years experience repairing lawn and garden equipment. Chainsaws, mowers,blowers and trimmers

Wayne

Wayne

Engine Rebuilder

2,041 satisfied customers

many years on egine rebuilding, lawn mower,roto tiller,Truck,and small engines

RUSS

RUSS

SERVICE TECHNICIAN

1,723 satisfied customers

28 YEAR SERVICE TECHNICIAN

< Previous | Next >

Related Small Engine Questions
I have a Deere L110 and when I engage the mower blades the
I have a John Deere L110 and when I engage the mower blades the engine shuts off trying to research what could be the causes i have verified the the Seat safety switch is working … read more
JON
JON
Master Service Tech
MASTER SERVICE TECHNICIAN
1,877 satisfied customers
My John Deere riding lawn mower will not pick up the
Hello - my John Deere riding lawn mower will not pick up the cut grass while mowing. I have two lawn catcher bags on the back of the mower that never get even close to filling. It leaves large clumps … read more
Briggs-Fan
Briggs-Fan
1,280 satisfied customers
2005 John Deere L-120 Lawn tractor , when engaging PTO for
2005 John Deere L-120 Lawn tractor , when engaging PTO for the mower the mower makes a clanking sound and stalls the engine.… read more
Curtis B.
Curtis B.
Technician
Associate Degree
15,342 satisfied customers
I have a john deere riding lawn mower and it wont start at
I have a john deere riding lawn mower and it won't start at all -- no power whatsoever. I replaced the battery, but still nothing. What else could it be?… read more
Curtis B.
Curtis B.
Technician
Associate Degree
15,342 satisfied customers
I just purchased a 2000-2002 John Deer L120 riding mower. When
I just purchased a 2000-2002 John Deer L120 riding mower. When I try to engage the blades the mower starts to die. The guy i bought it from said they took off the belts to the blades and it still does… read more
Jon K.
Jon K.
Small Engine Diagnostic Expert
Some College, military training,
2,995 satisfied customers
I have a 1987 John Deere 185 Hydro with a 17 hp Kawasaki FC540V
I have a 1987 John Deere 185 Hydro with a 17 hp Kawasaki FC540V motor. When i start the mower the battery light comes on and stays on & when i engage the blades they will stay engaged for a few second… read more
Curtis B.
Curtis B.
Technician
Associate Degree
15,342 satisfied customers
I have a 2005 John Deere 155C riding lawn mower. 2 months
I have a 2005 John Deere 155C riding lawn mower. 2 months ago I replaced the electric clutch and had some engine work done. I also had to replace the switch that engages the mower blades. Last week I … read more
Curtis B.
Curtis B.
Technician
Associate Degree
15,342 satisfied customers
I HAVE A JOHN DEERE 345 RIDING MOWER BOUGHT IT NEW SINCE I
I HAVE A JOHN DEERE 345 RIDING MOWER BOUGHT IT NEW SINCE I BOUGHT IT AS IM CUTTING LAWN AND HAVE BLADES ENGAGED IT DOES NOT WANA CUT OR RUN PROPERLY BUT IF I DISENGAGE THE PLADES IT WILL IDLE AND RUN … read more
Curtis B.
Curtis B.
Technician
Associate Degree
15,342 satisfied customers
yesterday i mistakenly ran over a log and my mower ( a john
yesterday i mistakenly ran over a log and my mower ( a john deere riding lawn mower L118) it shut off after the log got stuck under the right blade just as it should have,but now it want start up.… read more
RUSS
RUSS
SERVICE TECHNICIAN
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
1,723 satisfied customers
I have a lawn mower with a Briggs & Stratton 44 engine and
I have a lawn mower with a Briggs & Stratton 44 engine and would like to know how much horsepower that is.… read more
Curtis B.
Curtis B.
Technician
Associate Degree
15,342 satisfied customers
John Deer ride on mower will not diS engage at all, AND WHEN
John Deer ride on mower will not diS engage at all, AND WHEN YOU START THE MOWER THE BLADES ARE IN ACTION STRAIGHT AWAY, VERY UNSAFE.… read more
Curtis B.
Curtis B.
Technician
Associate Degree
15,342 satisfied customers
I have a john deere 13hp c-series design. When I engage the
I have a john deere 13hp c-series design. When I engage the blade unit it makes a grounding sound as if it is scrubbing around the sides of the blade housing unit. I looked under the lawn mower but I … read more
Carey (Turtle) Moore
Carey (Turtle) Moore
Supervisor Fleet Maintenance
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
175 satisfied customers
i have a 130 john deere riding lawn mower and the brake lock
i have a 130 john deere riding lawn mower and the brake lock wont disingauge also when we start it and try to turn on the blades it kills the machine so i dont know it the brake being in neutral or no… read more
Curtis B.
Curtis B.
Technician
Associate Degree
15,342 satisfied customers
I have the John Deere F620 and with the blades engaged and
I have the John Deere F620 and with the blades engaged and mower standing still, everything seems to be operating properly, however; when the control levers are moved forward the rpms slows down almos… read more
Curtis B.
Curtis B.
Technician
Associate Degree
15,342 satisfied customers
I have a John Deere L130 riding lawn mower and it has been
I have a John Deere L130 riding lawn mower and it has been nothing but trouble since I got it we have replaced the battery and transmission along with many other things. Now when I go to put the lawn … read more
J.R.
J.R.
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
7,173 satisfied customers
I have a john deere riding lawn mower model la 110. It was
I have a john deere riding lawn mower model la 110. It was riding fine when i parked it on a steep curve. Now it won't start. I moved it to a flat spot, but it still won't start. Any ideas?… read more
roger
roger
owner of small engine shop
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
350 satisfied customers
I own a Scotts (S1642H) made by John Deere riding 42 lawn
I own a Scotts (S1642H) made by John Deere riding 42" lawn mower. It makes a strange noise lately after I disengage the blade. I believe that my belt may be worn. How do I change the belt?… read more
J.R.
J.R.
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
7,173 satisfied customers
We got a John Deere riding lawn mower SRX38 (1995) when we
We got a John Deere riding lawn mower SRX38 (1995) when we bought our house recently. So far it has yet to mow the large yard. The blade stops midway in the mowing. The engine keeps going, and no weir… read more
JASON EGEBRECHT
JASON EGEBRECHT
High School or GED
10 satisfied customers
Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Show MoreShow Less

Ask Your Question

x