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I have GT245 lawn tractor. The mower deck will not shut off irrespective of the position of the pull switch. The engine will start with the mower engaged. I just replaced the pull switch

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It is very possible that you installed the plug to the switch upside down. I have seen this done before, because of my own mistake. The funny part is that the plug will install both ways. Try it. Good Luck Friend.

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SOURCE: mower quits when engaging mower deck of husqvarna yth 2348

Try putting a jumper wire on the wire going from the engine to the seat. Take that plug and put a wire from one side to the other. Be careful not to cut your feet off when engaging deck.

Posted on Mar 31, 2009

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SOURCE: lawn tractor won't stay running if clutch is released.

There is an operator presence switch under the seat...it is more than likely faulty and must be replaced in order for the mower to run right.

Posted on May 03, 2009

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SOURCE: Knocking in mower deck or belt clutch when engaging blades, motor bogs / slows down

YOU MAY HAVE A BENT BLADE OR EXESSEIVE BUILD UP UNDER THE DECK

Posted on Jun 01, 2009

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SOURCE: Mower deck will not engage.

you have sheared off the keyway either on the mandrel or pully on the engine

Posted on Jun 30, 2009

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SOURCE: Electric Clutch want engage the mower deck on my l120 john deere

They wear out. How old is the mower? Mine just gave out this week in the peak of hay season. (my grass) The wire can be unhooked from the PTO clutch and a 12 volt jumper can test it, if it jumps, it is good, if not, it is shorted out, they are expensive, I found 3 of them all the wrong size for mine. Try to find the same one. Ebay has a couple on there right now. Check it out.

Posted on Jun 10, 2010

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