You asked: Why does my lawn mower shut off when I engage the blades?

The most common causes for a mower to stop when blades are engaged include the mower being in reverse, faulty safety switches, bad fuel, or clogged fuel lines. Trying to engage the blades in tall or wet grass can also cause the mower to die. While fuel can be a common issue, it might not be your issue.

Why does my mower shut off when I turn the blades on?

The pulleys in your lawn tractor are driven by the drive belt, and turn the spindles. If a pulley doesn’t spin freely, it can cause the engine to die when the blades are engaged. … If a pulley doesn’t spin freely, it can cause the engine to die when the blades are engaged.

Why does my lawn mower shut off while mowing?

Being Overworked

One of the most common reasons that a lawn mower might stall while it is cutting grass is that it is being overworked. This is a mechanism that is intentionally incorporated into the mower to prevent the motor from being blown.

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How do I know if my electric PTO clutch is bad?

“Normally” when a clutch is going bad it will start to show when you engage the PTO. A common symptom would be for the clutch to be slow to engage if it’s been running for a while and is hot. Once engaged they usually stay engaged until you shut them off.

Why does my Husqvarna riding mower shut off when I engage the blades?

What’s happening? This is a normal function of the seat safety switch. With the blades engaged, weight from the operator allows the seat safety switch to keep the engine running.

Why does my lawn mower stop running after a few minutes?

Most lawnmowers have a vented gas cap. The vent is a check valve that allows air into the fuel tank but keeps gas fumes inside. … After about 10 or 15 minutes, the vacuum will become strong enough that fuel will stop flowing to the carburetor and the lawnmower will die.

Why does my lawn mower only run for a few seconds then dies?

If your lawn mower starts, runs briefly, then dies these are the four most common reasons that’s happening: Dirty carburetor / clogged carburetor bowl. Old gasoline that has gone bad. Dirty or defective spark plugs.

Why would a riding lawn mower just stop running?

This sudden shutdown can be caused by an overheating engine. Reasons for an engine to overheat and shut down include debris clogging the area around the engine, low coolant levels, a problem with the oil, or an engine mechanical breakdown.

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Why does my PTO keep turning off?

@mattk ,Matt, Something as simple as a low battery/bad connection or not charging could cause this. Possibly bad seat/reversing safety switch, faulty/loose wire/plug to clutch/PTO/switch, clutch faulty. Trouble shooting/parts/manual links below may help.

Why does my Husqvarna lawn mower keep shutting off?

If your Husqvarna mower starts and then shuts off after 5 to 10 minutes or so, the problem is likely fuel related. Husqvarna says this may be due to a clogged fuel filter, restriction in the pick up or an improperly vented fuel cap. A clogged fuel filter restricts the flow of fuel to the tractor’s carburetor.

Where is the carburetor on a lawn mower?

The carburetor is part of the mower’s engine. Typically, it is bolted to the side or top of the engine. It is also connected to the gas tank, and will typically be located just below or behind your air filter.