Riding mower starts fine, but dies when I try to drive forward or backward
Asked Sep 19, 2010, 04:40 PM
"I have a Craftsman LT1000 riding lawn mower, 17.5 hp 42' cut. It is about five to seven years old. It starts normally, but dies when I try to drive forward or backward, or when I try to engage the mowing deck. It dies immediately, indicating to me, that it might be a safety switch. But I am not very familiar with the switches on this model. Other than the seat switch, which I have checked, and is not causing the problem. Does anyone know the exact location of a safety switch that may be causing the problem? Thanks in advance for anyone who may be of help."