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Riding Mower Blade Clutch Engaging
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Connie Edwards    Posted 04-18-2002 at 13:08:16       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I have a Briggs & Stratton, 12 hp, 38" cut riding mower and when I try to lower the handle to engage the blade, the mower cuts off. What is wrong with this thing? The belt came off initially, and I put the belt back on and it cut for approximately 10-15 more minutes and all of a sudden it cut off. We put a new blade on it and it still cuts off when I fully engage the blade. Help!!!! This yard is too big for me to try a push mower! Smile


Sned    Posted 04-18-2002 at 14:59:34       [Reply]  [No Email]
Check the wiring as well, could be getting pinched.
Good luck cause it's to hot to push :)


Manitoba    Posted 04-18-2002 at 13:13:18       [Reply]  [No Email]
I have a MTD 12hp/38" which did the same...It has twin blades ...I found that the bearing on the one shaft had siezed up during the winter and was causing the pulley to burn the belt off...That might be your problem as well...good luck


Spence    Posted 04-18-2002 at 16:38:30       [Reply]  [No Email]
If the bearing of your machines are the same as on my roper, then it's a 3in high hub with a set of bearings inside.
The stock bearings don't have grease fittings. All you have to do to uncease it is to drill a 3/16 hole in the aluminum housing, drill upside down so you don't get particles inside then pour in some cleaning solvent then let dry, pour a table spoon of oil in. Pound in a grease fitting then pack it full of grease.
Work it slowly back and forth and eventually it'll come loose.
All this only buys you a season or 2 because the bearings are rusted inside.


Mark A    Posted 04-18-2002 at 13:21:37       [Reply]  [No Email]
I agree....One of the bearings has gone out. Especially if the belt is good and installed right.


Manitoba    Posted 04-18-2002 at 13:12:49       [Reply]  [No Email]
I have a MTD 12hp/38" which did the same...It has twin blades ...I found that the bearing on the one shaft had siezed up during the winter and was causing the pulley to burn the belt off...That might be your problem as well...good luck


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