Model #917276071 CRAFTSMAN Lawn, Tractor

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Thanks for the inquiry and for being a valued member.

I am sorry to hear of the issue with the engine dying when the clutch is depressed or the blades are engaged. I know how frustrating that is to have happen.

Your Tractor uses an Operator Presence (seat) switch that will cause engine to stall if blades are engaged or the brake is released without anyone on the seat. Also, if the switch is not fully connected, the connector is dirty, or the switch is defective, it will cause this issue. I think the problem you are experiencing is unrelated to removing the mower deck.

To check Operator Presence (seat) switch:

Lift seat.

Locate wires that connect to Operator Presence (seat) switch under the seat.

Disconnect and clean any debris in the switch connector. Use an ohmmeter to check the switch. When the switch is not pushed, the reading should be 0 ohms (closed). When pushed it should read OL (open load).

Make sure the connector is fully seated on the seat switch. The connector is a special connector that will short the two wires if it is not fully seated.

I hope this helps and thanks for using We appreciate your business. 

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Jeff Wallace Sr -
Sears Technician
October 27, 2014

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