Blade Engaging problem...

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by climber, Jun 2, 2007.

  1. climber

    climber LawnSite Member
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    I have recently got an older snapper 36" with a 12hp kaw. And when I was cutting today I had put it in neutral to back away from a wall and the blades just shut off and the motor kept going. I thought I bumped the engage switch but that wasnt it. So I shut the mower off and started it back up and flipped the engage switch and then nothing. I checked the belts and there ok and I looked at the wiring as best I could. Could it be the clutch?

  2. fiveoboy01

    fiveoboy01 LawnSite Silver Member
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    That thing actually has an electric clutch? Guess I'm more familliar with the exmarks, their small mowers don't have electric PTOs.

    Check your wiring again. Perhaps there is a fuse somewhere? Maybe the switch itself went bad... I'd think if the clutch itself went out, you wouldn't lose the blade drive that fast, it would be gradual. I dunno though.
  3. Runner

    Runner LawnSite Fanatic
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    Probably a bad switch, but check your fuse, first. This of course is the most likely culprit.
  4. climber

    climber LawnSite Member
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    Thanks guys... I dont know what it was and there is fuse and its fine. But my brother took it out today and said it worked fine so Im guessing maybe a loose connection.


    HOOLIE LawnSite Gold Member
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    Could just be some loose linkage there...I have this problem with my Exmark Viking and just have to tighten up some stuff.

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