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How do I cure this?

My ride on mower starts fine and ticks over as it should but when I release the brake and try to move forward or reverse the engine stalls then dies completely, it will not move in any direction. Also if I try to engage the blades the divine then stalls and cuts out. Any ideas how to stop this ?

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What make and model is your mower?

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Sounds like the seat safety switch is not depressed when you sit on the mower...assuming you have a rider mower or some other safety device like a blade break is stuck in on position

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Does the machine stall when you only release the brake or do you have to try to move in a direction before it will stall?

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Does your stall just when you let off of the break? or do you have to try and move in a certain direction before it stalls?

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let start with a model number and a mfg. This sounds like a safety switch like an operator present switch under or near the seat. Depending on the model, it could be a pressure switch under the seat or near the frame/seat fold pivot that has a grounding tab contact there.

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Check and make sure you don't have some rope or wire or something around your lawn mower blades stopping the blades from turning built up grass possibly without more information it sounds like something is stopping your blades from turning

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