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Donald, Small Engine Technician
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I have a craftsman model 917.28927 lawn tractor. I have

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I have a craftsman model 917.28927 lawn tractor. I have never had an issue before but yesterday when I went to us it, It started just fine. however when I release the brake/clutch pedal it shuts off. It runs just fine when the pedal is in the locked position whether I am in the seat or not.
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Small Engine
Expert:  Donald replied 11 months ago.

Hello. Thank you for choosing Just Answer. My name is***** will be happy to assist you.

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
thank you Donald
Expert:  Donald replied 11 months ago.

You are very welcome! John, this problem is usually caused by either your seat safety switch, or the wiring connector that attaches to it.

Expert:  Donald replied 11 months ago.

Remove your wiring connector from your seat safety switch. Clean and lightly lubricate your wiring connector, then re-connect it to your seat safety switch, then give your mower another try. Let's see what happens.

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
OK I will give that a try
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
get back to you
Expert:  Donald replied 11 months ago.

Very good! Thanks ...