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I have a 1 year old craftsman r1000 rear engine mower. I was…

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I have a 1 year old craftsman r1000 rear engine mower. I was mowing and hit a small tree branch around 1/2". Engine died, now I have nothing. Nothing happens when I turn ignition switch. What could be problem?
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Can you get the model numbers for your mower? These numbers are usually under your seat.

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Customer reply replied 11 months ago
Model###-##-####S/N 1e056b20283

Thanks for this information.

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There is a black plastic discharge chute on your mower. There is a safety switch that works with this chute, that will prevent your mower from starting, if your discharge chute gets misaligned, or if you remove your discharge chute.

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I feel that the small branch caused your discharge chute is move enough to prevent proper contact with your safety switch.

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This is where our problem lies.

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Customer reply replied 11 months ago
That worked. Thanks a lot. You are my hero

Awesome! You are very welcome. I do hope all continues to go well for you.

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