When I Let The Clutch Out My Riding Lawn Mower Dies

You start up your riding lawn mower and everything is running fine. You let the clutch out and then it quickly dies! You try fiddling with the different knobs and it does the same thing.

Let’s check a few things to see if we can quickly troubleshoot this problem.

First, make sure that the PTO switch or Lever is in the OFF position. Next, put the riding lawn mower in neutral and disengage any other features of the mower.

Now start the engine and let the clutch out. If it dies again, check to make sure the seat switch is connected that is under the seat. If it is disconnected, re-connect it and try again.

Most likely this problem is the seat switch. The mower is not sensing someone seated and will kill the engine if an operator is not present. It is creating a scenario where the mower is tipped over and wants to shut down the engine to stop the blades from turning and injuring the rider if the mower rolled over onto them.

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Riding Lawn Mower Repair Near Me

Are you looking for a company to repair or service your riding lawn mower in your area? A riding lawn mower shop may be closer than you think and you can find a location near you by clicking on our locations page for assistance.

Many small engine repair shops work on riding lawn mowers. Some shops will come to your residence and perform the work or will pick up your riding lawn mower for you, take it to their shop, repair it and then return it.

There are many different brands of riding lawn mowers and most independent shops will repair all brands of mowers. Some may not repair diesel engines, but all will repair gasoline engine or propane powered lawn mowers.

Fuel problems and damage are most of the common problems associated with riding lawn mowers. A clogged carburetor or fuel filter and a failing fuel pump are normal problems that occur. A blade strike on the lawn is something that happens pretty frequently as well.

To find a riding lawn mower repair near me, visit our locations page for help with your lawn mower repair problems.

My Riding Lawn Mower Won’t Stay Running

If your riding lawn mower won’t stay running, that does mean that it will run so we can take a lot from that. If it does run that means the starter is working, it is getting fuel and spark and air into the engine.

Now that we know what it is doing, why won’t it stay running?

Let’s say that you mow for a while and then it slowly loses power and then dies. This would be an indication of a fuel problem and the engine is running out of fuel. It could be your fuel cap is not venting correctly or some debris is in the fuel filter or other reasons why it is running out of fuel.

If the lawn mower just suddenly dies, it most likely is an ignition problem. An ignition coil becomes hot and then it breaks down and quits working. Other ignition components can break down and quit working as well.

The best thing to do is to start looking for clues. Is the engine getting fuel? Is the engine getting spark? Does it restart after sitting for a while?

Troubleshooting is a process of elimination. If you need help with your riding lawn mower, visit our locations page today.