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JD walkbehind blades fail to engage Help !

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by grassworks, Oct 9, 2002.

  1. grassworks

    grassworks LawnSite Member
    Messages: 134

    My John Deere WB blades run fine and engage upon start up , however after shuting them off to pick up a piece of trash or empty bagger they will not engage. Problem seems to worsen the longer the machine has been running. After it sits for a 5 or 10 mins. they usually will engage. This has progressivelly became worse over the last few months. I have replaced the swith ( blade) a couple times but think its something else. Any ideas ? thanks for your suggestions.........
  2. captdevo

    captdevo LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 932

    your electric clutch is bad!

    did your switch knob pull apart?
  3. Fish

    Fish LawnSite Member
    Messages: 139

    Look at the clutch, it may be adjustable, and may only require
  4. grassworks

    grassworks LawnSite Member
    Messages: 134

    Thanks for the help. I Ordered a clutch but in the mean while I have tightened it abit and it works if I lower the throttle before engaging.:) :)

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