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scag balde engagement problem HELP

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by spence0064, Apr 20, 2005.

  1. spence0064

    spence0064 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 10

    Hi all,
    I have a 52 inch scag walk behind with a pull start. When I engage the blade the motor dies. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated. thanks
    jrff
     
  2. mpm32

    mpm32 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 58

    I have a Scag three wheeler. It does the same thing if I don't let it warm up a little. Does your's do it always or only when cold.
     
  3. procut

    procut LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,852

    Same thing here with my Toro Z Master. Either let it warm up a couple minutes, or pull the choke out half way when engauging the blades and it should be fine.
     
  4. Runner

    Runner LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,497

    Do a compression test. Usually the culprit. After that, it could be a governor issue with the carb..
     

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