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I have removed the mower deck so that I could get at the

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I have removed the mower deck so that I could get at the transaxle. The problem still persists with their being something like a brake which causes the engine to die when the clutch is engaged. When the transmission is put in gear, the tractor will advance or backup in spurts as I engage and disengage the clutch in order to keep the engine from dying. With the engine not running and the clutch engaged, but not in gear, the tractor rolls just fine either backward or forward. I have also rotated the pulley on the transaxle, since I removed the mower deck, and it turns freely! Help!
JA: What's the make and model of the mower? And can you guesstimate how old it is?
Customer: Thanks for your time!
JA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?
Customer: Yes, if not too extensive!
JA: Anything else we should know to help you best?
Customer: I don' know anything!
JA: OK. Got it. I'm sending you to a secure page on JustAnswer so you can place the $5 fully-refundable deposit now. While you're filling out that form, I'll tell the Small Engine Technician about your situation and then connect you two.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Small Engine
Expert:  Donald replied 1 year ago.

Hello. Thank you for choosing Just Answer. My name is***** will be happy to assist you. What is the make and the model numbers for your mower?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Do you have privy to all the info I have sent on this problem?
Expert:  Donald replied 1 year ago.

Yes I do. Thanks for this information. Will your engine continue to you engage your deck blades?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
The problem seem to be only with the clutch. I removed the mower deck.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
A couple of days ago I authorized a payment of $18 and then a few minutes ago I authorized another $18. What will I now have deducted?
Expert:  Donald replied 1 year ago.

Many times when this problem occurs, the first thing to check is your seat safety switch, and the wiring connector that attaches to it.

Expert:  Donald replied 1 year ago.

Were you asking the same question a couple of days ago?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Expert:  Donald replied 1 year ago.

Did someone assist you on that day? Did you receive an answer?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
No, I was just answered today.
Expert:  Donald replied 1 year ago.

You will only be billed if your question is answered.

Expert:  Donald replied 1 year ago.

Are you requesting a phone call?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I have given you my cc info twice. What is wrong?
Expert:  Donald replied 1 year ago.

Customer service will be happy to resolve this issue for you.