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I have a craftsman 46" 18hp lt 2000 the blade engaging cable broke and i replaced it but now it won't start. it try but it spins alittle like it wants to but stops. i took the spark plug out and it spins good like its should but when you put it back in it stops spining over again. any help would be a great help thank you

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    farmerbear Aug 20, 2010

    Howdy, it sounds like the safety cut off is still in the off position. Is it possible the blade engage control is misadjusted so that the mower still thinks the blades are engaged? I know this is not a solution, but you have my moral support:) I will keep thinking on your issue and perhaps one of us will get it. Good luck:)

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Sounds like valves are out of adjustment. but since you just put a cable on it be sure it is on correctly and the belt releases the blades because if the belt is to tight it will not allow the engine to turn over past the compression stroke as you are saying.

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It sounds to me like a very loose belt or very worn out belt and also an adjustment problem.

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maybe the safty switch under seat might be starting to go out if that switch doesn't work the blades wont come on at all for safety

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SOURCE: need a blade engagement cable diagram for a 2002 craftsman lt1000

as far as i know, there is no diagram available for the cable replacement. it is covered briefly in the owner's manual, but the best way to do it is to study carefully how the old one is routed, and replace a step at a time

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Take a paperclip and clean out the small hole on your gas cap. And yes I am being serious.

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SOURCE: craftsman lt 1000, blades won't engage

Lever will go all the way up and lock. There is tension on cable but nothing happens

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