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need help with deck problems

Discussion in 'Hustler Turf Equip (Archived)' started by Outdoor_Maintenance_2010, May 12, 2010.

  1. Outdoor_Maintenance_2010

    Outdoor_Maintenance_2010 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 268

    hey guys

    kind of a newb to these walk behinds

    i have a 1999-2003 hydro walk with 17hp/48" deck

    and i have problems with my deck engaging or when its engage its stops turning and makes the engine die. numerous times i tried to start it(the blades) and it makes the engine die.......what could be the cause?

    thks
     
  2. mowerconsultant

    mowerconsultant LawnSite Fanatic
    Male, from Syracuse, NY
    Posts: 9,760

    Are your safety switches hooked up? have you checked your wiring? sounds like a switch, hard to say without seeing the mower.

    Pj
     
  3. Outdoor_Maintenance_2010

    Outdoor_Maintenance_2010 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 268

    safety switches meaning the handle bars?? i cant think of a safety switch

    something is is making the engine die when i engage the blades or when i can get them one for a few secs there okay until the engine starts forcing and dying ,in that case i turn off the blades and the engine runs back to normal idle...
     
  4. mowerconsultant

    mowerconsultant LawnSite Fanatic
    Male, from Syracuse, NY
    Posts: 9,760

    Hmmmm....
    Remove your deck belt and try engaging the deck and see if it dies then, if it does you have a clutch or electrical / safety switch issue.
    If it keeps running fine with out the deck belt hooked up then you have resistance somewhere, in a spindle or a pulley or something restricting the belt.

    Pj
     
  5. Outdoor_Maintenance_2010

    Outdoor_Maintenance_2010 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 268

    Yea, that makes sense,never thought of that..:rolleyes:

    im a newb ..lol

    I'll try it

    thks PJ
     
  6. Outdoor_Maintenance_2010

    Outdoor_Maintenance_2010 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 268

    update, remover the deck belt and it still does it,

    now what are my options? need a new clutch? i have no safety switch


    let me know PJ thanks
     
  7. mowerconsultant

    mowerconsultant LawnSite Fanatic
    Male, from Syracuse, NY
    Posts: 9,760

    It could be the clutch, it could also be your safety switches in the handle bars.

    Pj
     
  8. Outdoor_Maintenance_2010

    Outdoor_Maintenance_2010 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 268

    if it would be the clutch,from where i would order it?possible to know the price
     
  9. mowerconsultant

    mowerconsultant LawnSite Fanatic
    Male, from Syracuse, NY
    Posts: 9,760

    From a Hustler dealer.
    If you can email me I can email you the contact information for the distributor that sets up the Canadian Hustler dealers.

    Pj
     

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