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Wayne, Engine Rebuilder
Category: Small Engine
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Experience:  many years on egine rebuilding, lawn mower,roto tiller,Truck,and small engines
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I have a JD 345GX with a battery I have to jump to run it.

Customer Question

I have a JD 345GX with a battery I have to jump to run it. When I engage the mower deck it mows for 30-45 seconds and kicks off and the little panel by the brake and petals starts to smoke and will not engage the blades anymore until cools down.
JA: Do you have fuel in the tank? If so, is the shut-off valve open and the fuel clean?
Customer: Yes fuel tank has plenty of clean fuel.
JA: What happened just before this problem started? What troubleshooting have you tried?
Customer: Mowing just fine and then the deck kick off and will not stay engaged anymore. I bought a new deck switch and put it on. Still exist.
JA: Anything else you want the engine expert to know before I connect you?
Customer: Nothing
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Small Engine
Expert:  Wayne replied 1 year ago.

Hi I'm Wayne

I will help you with this

what you are describing is a faulty battery or it is not charging

low battery volts, will kill the machine when blades are engaged

if you have to jump it each time, I suggest ta have the battery tested

auto part stores do it for free

I hope this helped you

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