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Experience:  have worked on and around most engine models for 35 yrs./Polaris ATV expert
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My lawn tractor shuts off when clutch is released : engine

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my lawn tractor shuts off when clutch is released
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Customer: engine will start just fine but as soon as I release brake it shuts off .I changed seat switch and blade engagement switch
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Customer: no cant think of anything my tractor is a LT1000 by craftsman model###-##-####
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Small Engine
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.

Brake/interlock has two functions, one is for start, the other is for the run circuit. Your run circuit is not complete. Brake switch may be bad, or the connections between it and the seat switch and pto switch may no be making the connection. Need to check the continuity between the switches, if brake switch does not help. age 31 in the operators manual linked below has wiring diagram/