Craftsman Mower deck (clutch) Won't engage
Hello - I have a 10 year old Sears 18.5 hp GT model 917.251481. Two weeks ago the mower deck quit working. I saw that the electric clutch was not turning when the switch was on. After trying to adjust, I ordered a new clutch ($200.00). Installed that and still no action. Talked with several people and ended up replacing the PTO switch and the switch that senses the brake/clutch. Still nothing. I disconnected the seat switch cable and tried shorting that with a paper clip (just to see if that was the problem - bty engine starts even with this cable disconnected?) --- No luck. Please, anyone with an idea (my wife is ready to kill me).