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I have a 18 hp craftsman lawn and garden tractor that is 15 years old. When I start the engine with the clutch engaged the engine will stll once I release the clutch. … read more
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my Craftsman gt 5000 lawn tractor starts and runs fine. When
my Craftsman gt 5000 lawn tractor starts and runs fine. When I release the brake of try and engage the cutting blades, the engine cuts off. I think one of the problems is the switch on the brake pedal… read more
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I have a Craftsman GT 5000 (Auto Trans ) garden tractor. With
I have a Craftsman GT 5000 (Auto Trans ) garden tractor. With the brake depressed the engine starts and runs fine. When the brake is released the engine dies, Also with the brake depressed and engine … read more
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I have a Lawn Tractor (model(NNN) NNN-NNNN. Starts fine, then when I disengage the brake/clutch pedal the emgine dies. Have watched it from below: drive spindle and pulley spin and, when pedal is init… read more
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I have a craftsman lawn tractor 16 hp, 42" mower, electric
I have a craftsman lawn tractor 16 hp, 42" mower, electric start. It starts OK, but once I release the clutch/brake pedal it stalls out. Any suggestions?… read more
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The craftsman lawn tractor (with electric start) starts fine; however, when I release the clutch/break pedal after starting the motor cuts off. What is the correction? Model number isNNN-NN-NNNN… read more
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Same engine above. Rebuilt carb to solve that problem but now we have a problem with it not shutting down when we release the handle. Keeps on running. Also, when we lift the bag that safty switch doe… read more
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I have a simplicity brodmore lawn tractor its about 13 years
I have a simplicity brodmore lawn tractor its about 13 years old. I was using it the other day it was running fine. I shut it off for a few minuetes and when I tried to start it again it would not sta… read more
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Have a Craftsman Lawn Tractor, modelNNN-NN-NNNN Engine, Honda
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my poulin riding lawn mower was running fine, tried it out
my poulin riding lawn mower was running fine, tried it out and all of a sudden it won't stay running when clutch is let out. otherwise runs fine. any ideas?… read more
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